How to grow Endive plant

Endive plant grow and care – herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Cichorium also known as Cichorium endivia, Endive plant perennial deciduous plant also used as medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.

Endive plant leaves

Leaves color green, inner leaves grow like head the color can be red, green, white or yellow.

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 Endive plant 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?

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 indoor as houseplant?

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

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:

Uses of Endive plant flower:


Curly Endive plant – leaves color white, green or yellow can be more than one color, leaves slender serrated like a feather.

Belgian Endive plant – leaves color green with white or mostly white when it grow in the dark.

Radicchio – leaves color green, inner leaves grow like head with color red with white vein.

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 haed

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

Uses of Endive plant leaves:
Salad, pickle

Edible Roots

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

When to pull up Endive plant root:
All year

Uses of Endive plant root:

Scientific name:

Cichorium endivia

How to grow Endive plant

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Belgian endive

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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