Green Curled Ruffec
Endive Ruffec has large head, very fine frilly leaves, large white stems. It adds a tasty and unusual punch to any salad or mesclun mix and beautiful appearance adds character to your garden !
Endive, a member of the chicory family, most likely originated in Egypt or the Mediterranean region. An excellent crisp vegetable which will liven up salads. Eaten green, the leaves are a little bitter, but blanched for a few days they develop a milder taste. Try as an interesting alternative to lettuce. Endive are good candidates for container gardens.
Harvest starts from 70-90 Days
Endive thrives in cooler weather, with moderate moisture. It is not fond of mid-summer heat, or dry conditions. It prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. Provide an even amount of moisture and fertilizer. Liquid fertilizer works well. Organic manure helps conserve moisture and control weeds.
Planting & Growing Instructions
- Sow seeds ¼ inch deep then cover with 1/3" of soil.
- When the seedlings emerge, thin them to 6" apart.
- Four weeks after planting them, set them outside 12" apart
Height after growth
August to October
NoteUsed as seeds only and not for consumption.Seeds to be sown before expiry date
While sowing seeds make sure the soil is damp and not wet. Water the seeds as the soil starts to dry. It should always be moist, but never wet or muddy. Do not water the seeds if the soil is already moist to the touch, as overwatering your plant can be just as harmful as underwatering.
Keep the seedling tray in bright filtered light to begin with. Slowly introduce the plant to morning sun and bring it back in before the afternoon sun sets in. In a weeks time you can put it in direct sunlight.
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