Endive Cuor d'Oro (Bag) - Franchi Sementi
Endive Cuor d'Oro - Golden Heart. Early. Nice sized head, loose leaves. Dark green with golden center. Good cooked in salads and soups. If you want a really white center, blanch the heart by covering with bucket or tying up top 10 days or so before harvesting. 10 and 30 gram packet. Approximately 900 seeds per gram.
Endive Cuor dOro: Similar to Pancalieri but with a tighter head and a larger golden heart once blanched. Sow from June to end of August and harvest until the end of December, although they will usually overwinter in our mild UK climate. Dont be tempted to sow them in the spring along with your other lettuces, you wont get very good results. Its an endive, not a lettuce, even if it looks more like a lettuce. They need heat initially to germinate and start their journey, and then cold to develop. Most varieties are very hardy and will tolerate sub-zero. There are several varieties of escarole and endive; the open-headed ones should be tied up about seven to ten days before harvest to blanch the heart and make them tender. Or you can just stick a bucket on top and, when you harvest that head, move the bucket to the next one. Be lazy – use an elastic band. Be even lazier and plant them closer than the standard 20 cm apart, so they all bunch up and blanch themselves.
Sow: from June to the end of August
Harvest: from September to the end of December.
Approximate seeds quantity: @4800
Suitable for winter cultivation
Partnership plant: Tomato, Leek.
What to sow after: Cauliflower & Cabbage, Cucumber, Bean,
Aubergine, Melon, Pepper, Pea, Tomato, Radish, Courgette.