The Italian version of frisee, and the finest-cut frisee you'll ever see, with leaves cut and cut again into fractal crazy fluffy heads that can get up to 18" across. A terrific winter salad green that is cold-hardy, high-yielding, and delicious with winter meals. These slightly bitter endives--not as bitter as beer, never mind coffee--are also extremely good for your liver, and have been eaten with pork and other hard-to-digest foods in Italy for generations. Give shade in hot weather. Grows more slowly than lettuce, which makes it more frost-hardy. Try it. 200 seeds.