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.
Endive plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy 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? No Difficulties or problems when growing: ? Spring or autumn, in warm summer climate in autumn Planting season: Lettuce aphid, leaf-miners, slug Pests and diseases: 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 Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer Bloom season: 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 Endive plant flower Salad : Subspecies 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 Can be cut leaf by leaf at the time or all the haed How to harvest the leaves? 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 White with brown peel with sweet taste, the root size is 5-12 cm. Information about Endive plant root: When to pull up Endive plant root: All year Uses of Endive plant root Beverage : Scientific name:
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 Climate 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