Curly endive growing herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Cichorium also known as Frisée or Frisee, Curly endive perennial deciduous plant also used as medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.

Curly endive leaves

Leaves color white, green or yellow can be more than one color, leaves slender serrated like a feather.

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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Requirements for Curly 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:
?

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 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 Curly 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 leaves, inner leaves grow like head green with white or yellow.

Uses of Curly endive leaves:
Salad, eaten raw

Roots

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

When to pull up Curly endive root:
All year

Uses of Curly endive root:
Beverage

Scientific name:

Cichorium endivia

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