Endeavor Endive Mix

Crop: Endive (Chicorium endiva)

Breeder: Frank Morton (Wild Garden Seed)

OSSI Pledge Date: 1/1/2021

Release Date: 1/1/2021

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Stability: Breeding Population

Source: https://www.wildgardenseed.com/product_info.php?products_id=703


A bit of a roundabout way to end up with an endive mix, but this comes out of the Chicendive project, originally a cross of chicory by endive. This mixed population of endivish forms varies in leaf shape from the finest frisée to robust endive. I expect to see a wide range of low temperature tolerances, leaf textures, and head sizes. For the intrepid salad grower or on-farm plant explorer. This species is self pollinating, and this population is advanced enough, so a grower who keeps seed from a favorite plant can expect similar offspring that will (with repeated selection) shortly lead to a stable variety.

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