Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
75-80 (Spring/Summer), 85-90 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Endive can tolerate some frost, which may even improve the flavor.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall, Winter
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Full sun is important when endive is growing in cool weather. In warm conditions it will probably do better in light shade.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Endive is a hardy crop and prefers to grow in cool weather.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool)

Full sun is very important when Endive is growing in cool weather.

Water
Moderate

The soil must be kept evenly moist, otherwise the plants may bolt.

Feeder
Heavy

Endive needs a rich soil for best growth.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Endive is an excellent candidate for container growing. One plant can thrive in a pot that is 8 inches in diameter. Keep the soil moist with regular watering. Endive likes cool weather, so be sure that your container has access to shade in warm temperatures. Conversely, provide access to sunshine in the cooler months.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
White and Yellow
Fruit Size
6.0-9.0"
Plant Height
8.0-12.0"
Plant Diameter
8.0-14.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-10
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

A tangy, deep, well-rounded flavor unmatched by any other endive.