Endive originated as a staple vegetable in Europe. Presently it is one of the main salad greens in the world. Endive can be eaten in a salad or cooked like spinach. It has a bitter-sweet taste. CULTURE: Start outdoors in June to avoid bolting in cold weather. Curled types: Sow outdoors early spring to July. Sow like lettuce. Thin or transplant 30cm/12" apart. Blanch heads by tying leaves up to produce a milder flavour. Pkt sows approx. 30ft row; 600-1000 sds/gm.
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