Seed Saver's Exchange says: "An escarole-type endive, this versatile variety stands out in Italian cuisine and can be served either cooked or freshly picked. Round plants grow 5-8"" tall and 12-15"" wide and have thick, green to yellow-green leaves that are tightly folded with a toothed margin and taste sweet (not bitter). A variety bearing this name has been shared through the Yearbook Exchange community for decades; this variety was acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 1989 from Nichols Garden Nursery of Oregon. Organic."
Nancy says: "Escarole is ONE OF THE EASIEST dark leafy greens you can grow. It can be planted spring or late summer for a fall crop. It takes heat. It takes cold. It doesn't need row covers. It's not fussy. It just grows! I love it in soups and I add it to every vegetable stir fry I make. My husband loves it added to salad. Grow escarole. Trust me on this!"