‘Géante Maraîchère’

Endive/ Chicorée Scarole / Αντίδι


Common Name: Endive/ Chicorée Scarole / Αντίδι

Scientific Name: Cichorium endivia


Plant’s cycle: Biennial

Light Requirement: Full Sun

Soil type: moist and well drained soil of any type, pH 5.3 to 8.3

Sowing in nursery: June

Direct Planting: July

Germination: 12 days after sowing

Harvest: 60 to 100 days

Spacing: 50cm/50cm/1cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by Bees

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 10 years


Edible Parts: Leaves, Seeds


Medicine: The plant is used as a cooling medicine, and in the treatment of bilious complaints. Very beneficial tonic to the liver and digestive system. The root is demulcent and tonic. It has been used in the treatment of dyspepsia and fevers.