Within endive, two main types can be distinguished: smooth-leaved endive, which is used raw in salads as well as cooked, and frisée endive, mainly popular in salads. Rijk Zwaan has a wide range for both types for all seasons, so that a top product can be grown year-round. In our breeding work with endive we look for varieties that can take a little bit of extra heat in summer. Tipburn is also a major attention point. Especially in frisée, which often ends up in salads, tipburn must be prevented from making the product unattractive. In our selection work we therefore look for varieties that are naturally strong against this. Shelf life and colour are also important attention points.