As part of the chicory family, endives and escaroles are grown much the same. Cool temperatures are best and they are often a 'two-season' crop for spring and fall. Sow after frost when the soil is beginning to warm (20-24C) sow seeds 0.3 inches deep and loosely covered. Endives are the curly varieties with thin deeply segmented leaves often used fresh in salads. Escaroles have broad thick leaves most often braised.