Lettuce (Endive / Escarole / Erisée)

Lettuce (Endive / Escarole / Erisée)

Cichorium endivia

Plant family

Korbblütler (Asteraceae) (Asteraceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

30 cm

Row spacing

25 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Transplanting

End of May

Harden

Beginning of June

Weeding

Every week

Beginning of June

Planting

Description

Endive and frisée varieties are late summer salads with a delicate bitter taste. Originating from the chicory family (Chicory), they are closely related to radicchio and chicory.

Origin:

Mediterranean (Italy, South of France)

Growing tips

Endives are grown in summer and autumn and, like other lettuces, require sufficient moisture. However, they have slightly higher nutrient requirements compared to lettuces. When plants are closely spaced, the interior of the plant bleaches and turns yellow. These parts of the lettuce head taste particularly tender. Since endives form a taproot, the seedlings should not be pre-cultivated for too long.

Diseases

Downy Mildew

Leaf Margin Burn

Pests

Pea Weevil

Flea Beetles

Aphids

Snails