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Endive Seeds - Witloof Chicory

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  • 250 Seeds
  • 55-115 Days of Growth
  • Great For Slaw
  • Pest Resistant Leaves
  • Mildly Acidic
  • Cool Weather Harvesting
  • Versatile in Culinary Use
  • Heirloom Variety

History: Witloof Chicory has been a beloved variety for generations, particularly in Europe. As an heirloom, it has been passed down through the ages, maintaining its unique characteristics and steadfast popularity. Its lineage can be traced back to ancient times, where it was cherished for its distinct flavor and its resilience against pests, making it a dependable choice for farmers and home gardeners alike.

Uses: The slightly acidic leaves of the Witloof Chicory are what make it stand out in the culinary world. The unique taste profile lends itself brilliantly to a myriad of dishes. It is a prime ingredient in slaws, its tangy notes elevating the overall taste. Moreover, its crisp texture and mild bitterness also make it a refreshing addition to salads. Beyond raw applications, Witloof Chicory can be braised or roasted for a richer flavor profile, pairing well with meats and robust sauces.

Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Witloof Chicory is a fairly straightforward plant to cultivate. While it can be grown throughout the year, the leaves are best harvested during cool weather to ensure optimal flavor and texture. Plant the seeds in well-draining soil, ensuring they're spaced adequately to allow room for growth. Given its pest-resistant nature, gardeners can expect a hassle-free growth cycle. Regular watering is essential, but care should be taken to prevent waterlogging. Ensure the chicory gets adequate sunlight, but also provide shade during extremely hot periods. Following these steps should lead to a productive yield within the specified 55-115 days of growth window.

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