Markant Wallone endive seeds produce a very good, large framed Wallone type endive with voluminous curled long and upright outer leaves and a heart that blanches well. Markant deals remarkably well with the cool and darker conditions in the late season and winter. And its flavour benefits from being slightly cooked. Chop some into a pasta sauce, or use it to top a pizza. Another delicious way is to create a hot oil salad dressing to pour over the endive just before serving. This helps remove the slightly bitter taste and brings out a mild sweetness that balances perfectly with other vegetables.
Matures in 85 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.