If you wondered how endive grows, it has a potato type root and are grown in stages. During the second stages the green tops are cut off and the roots unearthed, cut and replanted: this takes about 3/4 months.
Then its a matter of waiting for the new bloom to begin and you have endives. Three weeks before you want to enjoy your first endive feast, you maintain the planted endive roots at 10-15°C in a dark place – this is what keeps the leaves white.
Categories: Life Cycles