Cichorium endivia (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
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About 16,000-22,000 seeds/oz.
Culture: Performs best in cool weather, spring or fall. Direct seed, thin to 1–2' apart.
Days to maturity are from emergence after direct seeding.
All greens are open-pollinated except where noted.
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.
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.