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Curly Endive Green Seeds

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Curly Endive Green Seeds
  • Curly Endive Green Seeds
115 Price inclusive of all taxes

Curly Endive Green Seeds

115 Price inclusive of all taxes

1 packet contains 500 seeds

Free Shipping on orders above Rs 200 & 2 Free Samples
Ships in 3 days
Curly Endive Green Seeds - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.
Specifications

Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO

Maturity : Medium

Head Type : Compact head with loose leaves

Leaf Colour : Dark Green with off-white centre

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  • SOWING
    TIME

    February - April, August - October

  • Sowing
    Distance

    Plant to Plant - 4-5 inches, Line to Line - 8-12 inches

  • Fruit
    Weight

    N/A

  • Fruit
    Shape

    N/A

  • Days to
    maturity

    60 to 70 days

Botanically known as Cichorium endivia, the curly endive is a member of the chicory genus. The loose curly leaves stem from the head at the base which is composed of off-white leaves. Thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region, Though the outer leaves may have a slightly bitter taste, the inner part of the curly endive will have a subtle sweetness with frail texture. Curly endive has significant amounts of vitamin A, C & K, potassium, phosphorus and dietary fibres. The earthy and strong flavours and textures of curly endive will be enjoyed raw or cooked. A generous helping of endive leaves in salad preparations will give a crunchy and voluminous edge to the mix. Alternatively, you can also prepare a variety of soups etc with the leaves of endive greens since the leaves are relatively strong enough to stand the heat in food preparations.
Growing guide for Curly Endive Green Seeds

Planting instructions

Curly endive should ideally be sown in spring or autumn for optimum growth. Sow the seeds about ½ inches deep in the soil. The ideal germination temperature 20-22 °C(68-72 °F). Light, rich and well-drained soil is best to grow curly endives. Warm temperatures can affect the taste of curly endive and may make them bitter. Two to three hours of sunlight in a day will be best to grow the endives.

Growing Requirements

pests

Aphids, flea beetles, thrips, and loopers are some of the commonly found pests that may harm the endive leaves. Row covers, a strong jet of water, neem or canola oil can help deter these pests away. In addition to this, fungus due to excessive moisture can cause bottom rot, blight, and downy mildew in the endive plant which can be managed by ensuring proper drainage, avoiding irrigation close to harvest and ploughing the soil well before planting.

soil

Curly endive greens grow best in light, rich and well-drained soil. Adding natural compost will improve the quality of compost by a great deal. Dry soil can cause the plant to bolt so optimum soil moisture must be maintained. The ideal soil pH for growing curly endives should range between 6 to 7.

spot

Although endive prefers full sun but may require to be protected with some cover in direct heat.

watering

Endive can turn bitter in dry soil, so regular watering is essential to preserve the signature earthy flavour of the endive greens. However, be cautious so as not to wet the foliage since that may lead to fungal diseases. It’s best to water at soil level.

how to harvest

Once the curly endive leaves reach the height of 4-6 inches, you can start harvesting them. Cut the leaves off at the root crown level with a pair of gardening scissors. In case you would like to have a milder tasting batch of curly endive greens, you can either shift the potted endive container to a shaded place or cover the plant with a dark cloth about two weeks before harvest. This process is called blanching and can reduce the bitter flavour significantly.

Disclaimer:

The productiveness of any seed we sell is subject to your local climatic conditions*, the sowing method you adopt, and your commitment to the planting process. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, and are in no way responsible for the produce.

Please note that all our seasonal recommendations/ sowing information is as per the local climatic conditions. *For more information on the optimum conditions required for growing seeds in your region, please contact us at, hello@allthatgrows.in or Whatsapp us at, +91 8544865077

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  • Curly Endive Green Seeds

Curly Endive Green Seeds

115

1 packet contains 500 seeds
Curly Endive Green Seeds - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.
Specifications

Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO

Maturity : Medium

Head Type : Compact head with loose leaves

Leaf Colour : Dark Green with off-white centre

Have a Question?
(Price inclusive of all taxes)

Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO

Maturity : Medium

Head Type : Compact head with loose leaves

Leaf Colour : Dark Green with off-white centre

  • SOWING
    TIME

    February - April, August - October

  • Sowing
    Distance

    Plant to Plant - 4-5 inches, Line to Line - 8-12 inches

  • Fruit
    Weight

    N/A

  • Fruit
    Shape

    N/A

  • Days to
    maturity

    60 to 70 days

Botanically known as Cichorium endivia, the curly endive is a member of the chicory genus. The loose curly leaves stem from the head at the base which is composed of off-white leaves. Thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region, Though the outer leaves may have a slightly bitter taste, the inner part of the curly endive will have a subtle sweetness with frail texture. Curly endive has significant amounts of vitamin A, C & K, potassium, phosphorus and dietary fibres. The earthy and strong flavours and textures of curly endive will be enjoyed raw or cooked. A generous helping of endive leaves in salad preparations will give a crunchy and voluminous edge to the mix. Alternatively, you can also prepare a variety of soups etc with the leaves of endive greens since the leaves are relatively strong enough to stand the heat in food preparations.
Growing guide for Curly Endive Green Seeds

Planting instructions

Curly endive should ideally be sown in spring or autumn for optimum growth. Sow the seeds about ½ inches deep in the soil. The ideal germination temperature 20-22 °C(68-72 °F). Light, rich and well-drained soil is best to grow curly endives. Warm temperatures can affect the taste of curly endive and may make them bitter. Two to three hours of sunlight in a day will be best to grow the endives.

Growing Requirements

pests

Aphids, flea beetles, thrips, and loopers are some of the commonly found pests that may harm the endive leaves. Row covers, a strong jet of water, neem or canola oil can help deter these pests away. In addition to this, fungus due to excessive moisture can cause bottom rot, blight, and downy mildew in the endive plant which can be managed by ensuring proper drainage, avoiding irrigation close to harvest and ploughing the soil well before planting.

soil

Curly endive greens grow best in light, rich and well-drained soil. Adding natural compost will improve the quality of compost by a great deal. Dry soil can cause the plant to bolt so optimum soil moisture must be maintained. The ideal soil pH for growing curly endives should range between 6 to 7.

spot

Although endive prefers full sun but may require to be protected with some cover in direct heat.

watering

Endive can turn bitter in dry soil, so regular watering is essential to preserve the signature earthy flavour of the endive greens. However, be cautious so as not to wet the foliage since that may lead to fungal diseases. It’s best to water at soil level.

how to harvest

Once the curly endive leaves reach the height of 4-6 inches, you can start harvesting them. Cut the leaves off at the root crown level with a pair of gardening scissors. In case you would like to have a milder tasting batch of curly endive greens, you can either shift the potted endive container to a shaded place or cover the plant with a dark cloth about two weeks before harvest. This process is called blanching and can reduce the bitter flavour significantly.