Sugar Loaf (Pain de Sucre) endive plants have heads that grow 6-12? tall producing medium green leaves that have a texture quite similar to Romaine lettuce. It is best when exposed to cool weather rather than heat, and has a sweeter taste after exposure to frost. Sow seeds ?? deep indoors and transplant after 4 weeks to a cool area with full sun exposure. If desired, blanch heads 2-3 weeks prior to harvest. Baby greens can be cut to harvest when they reach the desired size. Full leaves can be harvested with the whole head. Cut heads at their base, and leave 1? of the stem for regrowth. Most popularly used in salads.
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