Home      banniere de jardihaie    Contact    facebook     French

Chicory (Cichorium endivia)

Endive is also a common name for some types of chicory
The chicory is an annual plant, curly endivee (Cichorium endivia crispum) and escarole (Cichorium endivia latifolium)
It is also a hardy perennial for the common chicory (Cichorium intybus)
It is from the compositae family

chicory

ROTATION

It is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Sow in place during June for the curly endive and the escarole, June and August for the common chicory and May for the Belgium or Witloof endive.  

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

Chicory associates well with carotts, beans and marrows but not with cabbages.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Principaly rust.

ADVICE

The Belgium or Witloof variety must be "forced".
The vegetable is  harvested, "topped" and planted in sand. It is then covered with black plastic until ready.