Endive Wallone Despa Seeds
Info: The Endive variety `Wallone Despa` is a very uniform Frisee type with large, medium fine curled, self blanching full hearts. It has a particularly good performance in unfavourable weather conditions and is therefore ideal for open field production in late summer, autumn and ealry winter.
Sowing & cultivation: Endives like a nutrient-rich, constantly moist soil in a sunny to half-shady poisiton. You can sow endives in the spring (April-June) for a summer harvest (June-October) or in September for an autumn / winter harvest November - April). Sow 1 seed every 2 cm at the depth and row distance of 25 cm. Cover the seeds with soil and water well. When the seedlings are big enough to handle start to thin out the seedlings. Thin out in stages until the plants are 25 cm apart. Endives which has formed a heart should be harvested before any severe frosts arrive, ideally by late November. If the leaves are too bitter, then use the blanching technique by simply covering the plant with a pot 1-2 weeks before harvesting.
|Botanical name||Cichorium endivia|
|Sowing||April-June or September outdoors|
|Location||sunny, moist, nutrient-rich soil|
|Harvesting||June-October or November-April|