Endive, Green Curled Ruffec (Cichorium endivia) - 200 Seeds

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The Green Curled Ruffec Endive is the first variety of endive known to be grown in the United States. It is a hardy grower in most conditions and it is perfect for cold weather. This variety is much easier to grow than a traditional Ruffec due to is ability to tolerate colder weather and wet conditions. The leaves are deep green and great for garnishes and salads.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•80 Days
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Growing Instructions:
If sowing indoors, sow 2 months before the last average frost in the spring. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep in soil, and transplant outside after four weeks. If sowing directly outdoors, scatter the seeds directly onto watered soil and cover with 1/3 inch of soil. When the Endive crops start to emerge, thin them to about 12 inches. While growing, the soil should be kept moist. Blanching is optional and the inner parts of the plant can be shaded by tying the outer leaves together. When ready to harvest, you may cut off leaves individually. For continuous growing, leave an inch of the stem intact.