Regarded in some circles as essential to a great salad, endive is a leafy vegetable also known as frisee, with intricately lobed, frilly leaves that provide loft and texture as well as distinctive, somewhat bitter flavor. The plants have a naturally dense habit that tends to exclude sunlight from the hearts, creating a center with beautifully white to pale-yellow, blanched leaves. To encourage self blanching, plants can be spaced closely (8–10"). For a more blanched center than self-blanching can provide, the plants can be tied with twine to exclude light from the centers. The plants should not remain tied for more than 3 or 4 days, or the centers will begin to decay due to lack of air circulation. An alternative method is to place a 4–8" cardboard disk or plate over the plant for 3–4 days.
Fancy blanched leaves for frisée salad mixes.
New! Fancy blanched leaves for salad mixes.
Compact and slow bolting endive.
New! Compact and slow bolting endive.
Fancy blanched leaves for salad mixes.
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New! Fancy blanched leaves for salad mixes. Organic seed with NOP-compliant pelleting.
Light green baby leaf, heat and cold tolerant for growing year-round.
Light green baby leaf.
Narrow, frilly, blanched leaves for salad mix, often called "frisée."
Narrow, frilly, blanched leaves for salad mix.