Escarole Verde a Cuore Pieno (121-3)

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Escarole Verde a Cuor Pieno — Green Full Heart. Mid season. Very large loose leaf head. Golden yellow heart with deep green outer leaves. Best for fall. To blanch heart, tie leaves up with twine 10-12 days before harvest. Great for salad, soup. 10 gram packet.  


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J Lehr 27th Mar 2014

Easy to grow, easy to cook. Delicious!

Since I am a New England zone 5b gardener, I recommend starting this variety early under lights - or in a greenhouse, lucky you! - then harden off, and transplant in the garden in late spring, as soon as the temperature allows. The germination was great. The transplants grew into huge, beautiful heads. The outer leaves are delicious sauteed with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes (what else?); the inner leaves are nice in salad. Harvest before the summer heat sets in to avoid bolting. J Lehr

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