CERTIFIED ORGANIC! We love the flavour of this trés fine frisée endive as much as its amazing uniform growth. The green outer edges of the rosette have a mature, bitter flavour, and this matches perfectly with the succulent and sweet blanched interior leaves. The petioles are thick, with high moisture content, and have that wonderful taste that matches so well with hot oil dressings. Benefine Organic is compact and upright, with well-filled heads that are very bolt resistant. The plants are frost hardy for fall growing, but also do well in warm weather, with high resistance to tipburn.
Matures in 48 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
The chicory family includes the food plants endive and radicchio, which range in flavour from bitter to sweet. All varieties become sweeter, and lose much of their bitterness, when cooked. Try a hot oil salad dressing over endive, or a barbecued head of radicchio! Follow along with this handy How to Grow Endive and Radicchio Guide and grow food.