*This seed is offered as part of the "Gusto Italiano Project", a collaborative partnership between Uprising Seeds, Italian breeders Smarties.Bio, and the Culinary Breeding Network. Certified organic seed is grown in Italy by Smarties.Bio.
There is a saying in Italy "Per ogni riccio un capriccio" ("For each curl, a whim").
Curly endive needs a hype man as it too often gets lost in the shadows of its glamorous radicchio kin. A properly blanched core of curly endive is thing of beauty and a joy on the salad plate. Frilly golden leaves add visual whim, just the right amount of mild, refreshing bitterness, and endless curls and twists to keep the dressing up in the salad where it belongs instead of left behind on the plate.
We've grown 'Capriccio' for several seasons now and are continually impressed with very uniform habit and dense heads with big cores for blanching. An excellent production variety with good bolt resistance, well adapted to a variety of planting dates including long-day periods.
Packet: 100 seeds.