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|Latin name:||Cichorium endivia 'Géante Maraîchère Avance'|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||June - November|
Endive seed needs no prior treatment. Try planting a new row every 3 weeks or so - then you will always have some fresh endive to hand.
Endives will not tolerate drought - the leaves will soon show stress along the edges. Although the green is then still edible, it is best to avoid this by keeping the soil evenly moist.
Keep the bed weed-free and your endives will thrive.
Try to avoid the endives bolting - forming a flower stem. You will notice it growing taller all of a sudden and it will eventually flower. It is still edible but somewhat more bitter. Best is to harvest your endive before this occurs.
There are many different varieties of endive nowadays. Some are earlies, others mid-season and others are lates. There are even some that can be grown the whole year through. It all depends on how susceptible to bolting each one is. If you sow an early variety in the summer, it will likely bold immediately, and we don't want that.
Chicorium endivia 'Géante Maraîchère Avance' is a variety suitable for summer and autumn cultivation.
Endive belongs in the Asteraceae (or Compositae) family and is related to chicory and lettuce.