Endive Seeds - Witloof Chicory
Non-GMO Witloof Chicory is a Belgian Endive variety that is great for home gardening. After 55-115 days, Witloof Chicory should reach full size. Leaves can be taken at any time, but are best when the weather is cool. The leaves have a mildly acidic but sweet flavor. They are ideal for salads and taste great when cooked as well.
Alternately, the mature plant can be lifted, cut back radically, and a new growth bud is forced in darkness. This is usually done in the winter and often forced indoors. These blanched buds are often called chicons. This process is a bit technical and time-consuming, more than we can get into here, but the forced chicons are a gourmet treat!