(80 days) Chicorium intybus x Chicorium endivia Open-pollinated. Unusual chic greens from master breeder Frank Morton. Morton crossed his own Wild Garden chicories with frisée, curly endive and escarole to develop this colorful flock of individuals. More tender than chicory, more cold hardy and ornamental than endive. A variable gene-pool with some plants open, others semi-headed, others with full heads. Enjoy a broad range of textures and flavors spiked with a hot peppery tang. Survived single-digit outdoor winter temperatures in Oregon. Sow in mid-late summer for autumn and winter production. Space 1' apart in rows 1–2' apart. These were last offered in 2013. ①
3075 Speckled Friz Chickendiva - Organic
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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.