Pink Star Endive
- Quick growing
- Sweet flavor
- Can be served cooked or freshly picked
- New for 2021
- From the Collection
An escarole-type endive, this versatile variety stands out in Italian cuisine and can be served either cooked or freshly picked. Round plants grow 5-8"" tall and 12-15"" wide and have thick, green to yellow-green leaves that are tightly folded with a toothed margin and taste sweet (not bitter). A variety bearing this name has been shared through the Yearbook Exchange community for decades; this variety was acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 1989 from Nichols Garden Nursery of Oregon. Organic.
Learn to Grow Pink Star Endive
Start Indoors: 5-6 weeks before last frost
Light: Full Sun
Germination: 5-7 Days
Plant Outdoors: 6-8” Apart
Instructions- Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Plant out when a light frost is still possible. Can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant closer together or cover centers for well blanched, tender stems.
Ratings & Reviews
This sweet endive is delicious, and I use it as salad, either alone or mixed with other salad greens. I have not had luck with getting the heads to grow as large as the one in the photo, but I am ordering it again!