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Endive comes in many varieties. This one grows slowly and can handle cold and harsh weather. Perfect for the fall.

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Sowing: 1 June - 30 September

Level 1

seeds are sowed

0 - 10 days

Level 2

first seedlings

1-2 weeks

Level 3

thinned seedling

2-4 weeks

Level 4

little plants

4-8 weeks

Level 5

first harvest

8-10 weeks

Level 6


10-12 weeks

Level 7

large heads

12-14+ weeks

Sowing time: June - September
Height: 15-25 cm
Weight: 1 gram
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There are lots of different types of endive. We use a good old slow-growing variety. It can withstand cold and does well in all kinds of weather.
  • Species name: Broadleaf Volhart Winter
  • Family: leaf
  • Plants per square patch: 4
  • Height: 15 to 25 cm
  • Sowing time: early June until late September
  • Sowing depth: 0.5 to 1 cm
  • Germination time: between 18 and 22°C in 8 to 15 days
  • Time to harvest: 8 to 12 weeks
  • Sunlight: can grow in sun or shade

Want to buy endive seeds? We sell bags of endive seeds separately or as part of our seasonal seed pack:

What's so special about our endive?

Some endive varieties are best grown in spring or summer. This one is perfect for the fall.

It grows slowly and can handle harsh weather or cold temperatures. It produces large heads with a light yellow heart.

Sowing and growing endive

Growing endive is simple: put a few seeds in a hole and keep the soil mix moist. After they come up, thin out the seedlings and leave just 1 plant per hole. 4 endives fit in 1 square patch.

Watch out for snails: they like young endive plants.

Always water the base of the plant, never the leaves. Dense endive heads collect water, which means they can get moldy or rot.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.

How do you use endive?

Endive leaves are nice and spicy. Young leaves are delicious raw in salads or mashed up with potatoes, cheese, and bacon. You can also roast endive if you like - just don't cook them too long.

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