Cichorium endivia 'Batavian'

A versatile addition to any kitchen garden, it can be used to add zest to salads, as a delicate sprout, or as a coffee substitute. For coffee substitute, dry and roast roots. For blanched sprouts, force young shoots. Edible leaves add color and spice to salads. This group includes such gourmet specialties as Belgian or French Endive and red-leafed Radicchio as well as a widespread, blue-flowered weed, Cichorium intybus. Chicory does best in rich soil and full sun, but may be difficult in hot-summer areas. Propagate by seed in autumn or spring.
Cichorium endivia
Many consider this the best broad-leaved type.

Attributes - Cichorium endivia 'Batavian'

Plant Type: Annual

Height: 8 in. to 1 ft. 2 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Container Plants, Edible.

Related Plants

Cichorium endivia 'Salad King', Cichorium intybus
 
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