Chicory Witloof Belgian Endive (Bag) - Franchi Sementi
Belgian Endive. 110 days. Direct seed or transplant to a 12" spacing. Plan for a fall harvest, taking 6" of root (shake off the dirt). Store in cool dry place until ready to force. Force in bucket or box in the dark at 55-60 degrees Force in a sand or sand/peat mixture, or just water around roots. Forcing takes 3-4 weeks. 10 gram packet. Approximately 600-900 seeds per gram.
Produces sweet mild yellow 'chicons'. Grow the plant, cut the green leaves (and eat them!), then place the roots in a bucket of loose light soil / sand in your shed and wait for the chicons to grow.
Approximate seeds quantity:@6000
Sow: from May - end September
Partnership plant: Carrot, Bean, Fennel, Lettuce, Pepper,
What to sow after: Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumber, Bean,
Aubergine, Melon, Pepper, Pea, Tomato, Radish, Courgette.