Is Belgian chicory special chicory?
If I want to grow endive, do I need to start with a specific variety of chicory plants? I have at least 3-4 different varieties of chicory volunteering in the yard, some of which just grow wile in the area, and some of which have traveled over from Italian gardens in the neighborhood.
Could I take these plants and go through the endive-growing process with them? Would it work? Or is the Belgian variety a very specific kind?