Pancalieri is a frizzy type with well curled, lacy looking leaves and rose tinted white midribs. It is a self blanching variety and can be sown from March through to September. An extremely popular salad vegetable in Europe, Endive is now gaining a large following over here in the UK. It has a slightly more biting flavour than lettuce so would be ideal in salads. The plants can be grown for use throughout the summer and autumn either in the vegetable plot or for earlier use in polytunnels or under cloches.