Exclusive and crispy leaf with long standing ability
Expand your seasonal salad repertoire with the delicious textures and full flavors of these cold weather loving, cool season beauties. Mild and nutty French curly endive has finely-cut, delicate, lacy leaves with crispy ribs and creamy hearts. Luxuriant escarole produces satiny rosettes of crunchy outer leaves that fold closely around tender-sweet dense hearts. Toss them together with the tangy leaves or tart red radicchio and you'll have wonderful continental style salads of substance and character.C. endivia, C. intybus
In the US, Mesclun has come to mean any mixture of young salad greens that is sown, grown and cut all together. Despite the fact that many Mesclun mixtures are now available pre-bagged in supermarkets nationwide, nothing can compare with Mesclun harvested from your own garden.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 70-80 (Spring/Summer), 70-80 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
This variety is a mix of hardy plants. To prevent bolting keep well shaded and watered in warm climates. Can be frost tolerant. Cool weather will bring vigorous growth.
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm
Most salad greens grow best in cool, moist, conditions with full sun. In warmer areas they may do better in light shade.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Mesclun germinates quite well in cool (40˚ F) soil and will continue to do so until it gets up to 75˚ F (after this it gets erratic).
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
Keep the soil in your bed or containers evenly moist as that will produce the sweetest, most succulent leaves from plants that grow quickly and without interruption.
Heavy feeders that prefer a rich, well cultivated soil.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Mesclun is fairly easy to grow in containers as a cut-and-come-again crop. Put them in a cool place and keep them well watered.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Green and Magenta
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Crisp, hearty and filling leaves with various lettuce tones.