Endive starts to flower

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Endive starts to flower

Postby Elmigo » Sun May 26, 2019 2:44 pm

Hey everyone,

One of my 6 endive plants is growing a thick stem in the middle and it's growing in height. For all I know this means it's starting to flower, but is it still edible at this point? And should I harvest the other ones as soon as possible so they don't flower too?
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Re: Endive starts to flower

Postby Primrose » Sun May 26, 2019 7:12 pm

Yes you can still eat your endive at this stage. Endive has a slightly bitter flavour anyway but most salad leaves become more bitter when they start going to seed. I suggest completely snipping out the centre stalk now. I would completely use up the flowering plant first and then the others In succession as they start to go to seed, which will probably be soon if they were all sown at the same time.
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Re: Endive starts to flower

Postby Elmigo » Tue May 28, 2019 5:08 pm

Thank you! I did the harvest and made a delicious andive stew. So I can confirm, andive when flowering is still very much edible! :mrgreen:
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