How to grow Belgian endive

Belgian endive grow and care – herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Cichorium also known as Endive, Belgian endive perennial deciduous plant also used as medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9.

Belgian endive leaves

Leaves edible color green or yellow with white or mostly white when it grow in the dark.

Flower color blue in small size 1-3 cm, the flowers grow on inflorescence, buds also edible.

Root edible and also used for medical uses, the taste is sweet the color is white with brown peel; root size is 5-12 cm.

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How to grow Belgian endive growing and care:

Weed free, moist, mulch, cold weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
Spring or autumn, in warm summer climate in autumn

Pests and diseases:
Lettuce aphid, leaf-miners, slug

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves and if there is no use in the seeds recommend cutting the inflorescence

Size of the plant?
Top size 5-20 cm (2-8 inches) root size is 5-12 cm (2-10 inches).

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Blue flower in small size 1-3 cm, the flowers grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Uses of Belgian endive flower:
Salad

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
50-70 days

How to harvest the leaves?
Can be cut leaf by leaf at the time or all the head

Information about leaves:
Green with white or mostly white when it grow in the dark.

Uses of Name leaves:
Salad, pickle

Edible Roots

Information about Belgian endive root:
White with brown peel with sweet taste, the root size is 5-12 cm.

When to pull up Belgian endive root:
All year

Uses of Belgian endive root:
Beverage

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Cichorium endivia

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