Vegetables Chicory Belgian Endive (Witloof) Totem

Totem

Organic (F1) Chicory Seed

Product ID: 2320G

Traditional Belgian endive; white (pale yellow) chicons.

The roots of this Dutch variety can be taken from the refrigerator or root cellar and forced successfully from September to January. The resulting "chicon" is a venerated European delicacy and welcome off-season leafy vegetable for salads and cooking. Organically grown. Avg. 14,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$4.35
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500 Seeds

$9.20
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1,000 Seeds

$17.45
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5,000 Seeds

$71.00
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25,000 Seeds

$313.75
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50,000 Seeds

$613.00
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Additional Information

CULTURE: Belgian endive may be grown for harvest of fresh greens throughout the winter. Complete cultural and forcing instructions are included with the seeds, and are linked to above.
PLANTING: Sow from early mid- to late spring, ¾–1" apart (about 30 seeds/ft.), ¼–½" deep, in 2" wide band, or single rows 16–24" apart. For minimum soil compaction, use raised beds with 2 or 3 rows 16–24" apart, beds 5–6' on center. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist. Don't allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which takes 1–3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. Thin to 2" apart. Keep weed-free by tine weeding and shallow hoeing.
HARVEST: Dig roots in mid- to late fall or after a few light frosts and store like carrots at 32°F (0°C). To force, remove from cold storage after 6–10 weeks to a cool, 55–70°F (13–21°C) room. Keep in complete darkness. Harvest chicons when they become dense, in about 21–29 days.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1M/66'; 5M/330'; 25M/1,650'; 435M/acre at 15 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 12,000–14,000 (Avg. 13,000)
PACKET: 200 seeds sows 13'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Cichorium intybus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
115 for root
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
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