(42 days) Open-pollinated. Michigan grower Anne Elder reports that TFM has changed her CSA members’ minds about endive. “Wow, an endive that is sweet. Almost unheard of.” Large frizzy endive with very fine ribs suitable for late spring and early summer harvests. Holds well in the field. Known to chefs as frisée. 19th-century French heirloom. ③
3063 Très Fine Maraîchère Olesh - Organic
1⁄16 oz packet sows 40 ft; 1 oz, 650 ft. 750 seeds/g.
Culture: Performs best in cool weather, spring or fall. Direct seed, thin to 1–2' apart.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.