Endive, Organic ‘Benefine’ (Cichorium endivia)
Benefine forms a beautiful ruffled head of thin light green leaves which are deeply cut and toothed. At maturity its heart blanches to reveal creamy, tender, sweet leaves making it ideal for gourmet salads.
When to sow: August until February
Where to sow: In a 10cm wide band
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: 10cm wide bands 10 seeds per 5cm; Between rows 30cm
Directions: Cut baby leaves when 8 to 10cm tall.
Packet 50 seeds