Batavian Full Heart Escarole

Organic Batavian Full Heart Escarole Seeds

Dense, flavorful green

Cichorium endiva
Perfect for salads, soups, and sautées.
Slightly bitter green resembles lettuce but packs plenty of vitamins and minerals. Cooked escarole pairs nicely with beans for a warming fall soup. Best flavor after frost.
Product ID# GR0158 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Detailed Product Info

Escarole is a slightly bitter green in the chicory family. It resembles lettuce, but packs plenty of vitamins and minerals, making it a great choice for the health conscious. Escarole prefers cooler temps, so grow it in early spring or late summer for fall harvests. The hearts, served with a warm dressing and caramelized walnuts and onions, make a delicious salad. Cooked escarole pairs nicely with beans for a warming fall soup. The flavor is best after frost.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 55 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 8 inches
Width at Maturity 10 inches
Growing Instructions

Prefers cooler temperatures for germination and growth. Direct sow outdoors 4 weeks before last frost. Escarole does best in moderately fertile soil. Keep watered. Sow in intervals beginning in August for fall harvests. Escarole has the best flavor after frosts. Can also be grown as a baby green: direct sow seeds about 1 inch apart, then cut when leaves are 2-4 inches.

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