- Salad King endive is bolt and frost resistant and has a taste that improves when it goes through a frost.
Salad King endive is bolt and frost resistant. Endive taste can be improved when it goes through a frost. Leaves are less bitter when blanched. After 50-100 days, leaves are ready for harvest. Salad King Endive tastes best when harvested in the fall. Harvest when leaves reach their full height, leaving 1" of the plant so that it can grow back. Leaves are most popularly used in salads but are also excellent cooked and used in dishes.