witloof

143 – Brussels Witloof

$3.00$6.25

Certified Biodynamic

Also called Belgian Endive. Delicious winter leaf vegetable for forcing inside. Plant outside in spring, lift roots in the fall and cut off leaves an inch above the crown. Plant indoors under dark cover for forcing. The resulting small heads are called “chicons.”
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
70
For baby leaf salad, harvested anytime after the leaves begin to open (30-45 days)

SOWING
Plant 1/8″ deep. Can germinate at 50-80 degrees with best results around 65 degrees.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Little shade or full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Chicory is a light feeder and will still benefit from soil with compost or sprayed with compost tea or nettle spray upon transplant.

PLANT HEIGHT
6-10″

PLANT SPACING
6-8″

HARDINESS ZONES
Grows best in cooler temperatures (50-70 degrees). Some cold and light frost tolerance.

HARVEST
Harvest as cut greens (30-45 days) or when the chicory has fully headed (~70 days) similar to a head of lettuce.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

Two traditional favorites: bake chicons wrapped in ham, jarlsberg cheese and covered in a cream sauce, or chop for a festive winter salad with figs, orange pieces and walnuts, tossed with heavy cream, a dash of lemon juice, herb salt and paprika.

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 100 seeds, L ~ 400 seeds

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