Endive 'Green Curled Ruffec' Seeds

Excellent greens for salad.

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$2.50

Details

Green Curled Ruffec has large, curled, deeply cut leaves. Leaves are dark green and about the same size as leaf lettuce, with a buttery, distinctive taste. Excellent greens for salad, but also great boiled or steamed. The heart blanches to a creamy white. To blanche the heart, tie up the outer leaves 2-3 weeks before harvest. Resistant to cold wet weather. A pre-1865 heirloom variety.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cichorium endivia
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 100