Endive, Green Curled Ruffec - 200 Seeds

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Endive - Green Curled Ruffec - 200 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Open Pollinated
•Easy to grow

Description:
The Green Curled Ruffec Endive is an old hardy endive that grows well in cold weather. This variety is a hardy grower in both cold and wet weather. The Green Curled Ruffec Endive has deep cut green leaves that are great for garnishes and salads.

Medicinal Properties:
Endive might look unassuming, but its health benefits are big time. Nutritionist and pharmacist Barbara Mendez notes the green contains a phytonutrient called kaempferol, which has anti-inflammatory properties and could help protect against heart disease and certain cancers. Endive also packs a variety of vitamins, such as vitamin A for improved immunity and eye health, Mendez notes. Just a three-ounce serving (which is about two cups) earns you more than your recommended daily intake of vitamin K, a nutrient key for bone health. The third point of its vitamin trifecta is folate, a B vitamin that supports healthy cell production as well as healthy pregnancy by helping to prevent neural tube defects, Eliza Savage, RD, says.

Growing Instructions:
If sowing indoors, sow 2 months before the last average frost in the spring. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep in soil, and transplant outside after four weeks. If sowing directly outdoors, scatter the seeds directly onto watered soil and cover with 1/3 inch of soil. When the Endive crops start to emerge, thin them to about 12 inches. While growing, the soil should be kept moist. Blanching is optional and the inner parts of the plant can be shaded by tying the outer leaves together. When ready to harvest, you may cut off leaves individually. For continuous growing, leave an inch of the stem intact.

 


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