Chicory / Endive Sugar Loaf

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Description

Sugar Loaf is upright, tightly headed very large, and crisp leaves endive. Pale-green, mild-tasting leaves lies a blanched heart of sweet, pale-golden white leaves with extraordinary flavour. Sugar Loaf is perfect for late summer and fall harvests.


Sowing instructions:

Sow seeds indoors from April-May, or sow outdoors or sow direct June-July. It grows best in soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8. Seeds germinate best in soils around 16 to 18°C (60 to 65°F) Germination in 7 to 14 days.

Transplant seedlings at 3-4 leaf stage, spacing them 10-14 inches apart and spacing row 18-24 inches apart.

Maturity: 80 days

Growing Information

A salad vegetable with a distinct bitter flavour which can be reduced by blanching (a benefit of forcing). Can be grown as a seedling crop using less bitter young leaves.

Additional information

quantity

1gr / 600-900-+ seeds

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