Botanical Interests Organic Endive Olesh Tresh Fine (Frisee) Seeds
65 days. Also called frisee, endive's beautiful lacy leaves will turn ordinary lettuce salad into an upscale mesclun mix. The mild flavor blends well with other greens and the crisp, finely cut leaves add interesting texture. Use in the flower garden for an exquisite ornamental.
When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked, or 8 to 10 weeks before average first frost. In mild climates (USDA zones 8 or warmer), sow in fall for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost; transplant outside 4 to 6 weeks after start inside.
Harvesting: In fall, harvest after first couple of light frosts; flavor is actually improved with light frost. When plants are 12" to 15" across, entire head can be cut off at base. In spring, harvest before temperatures get above 90°F. Some people peel away the outer leaves, as they tend to be tougher and more bitter than inner leaves. The leaves can actually be harvested anytime in a "cut- and-come-again" fashion; this is particularly good when seeds are planted too late in spring, and warm weather is approaching quickly, threatening to cause plants to bolt.
This packet sows seven 10-foot rows.
Contents:Cichorium endivia var. crispa
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.