Georgia Southern Collard Greens Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)

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SKU:
V1451
Seed Count:
Approx 200 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
70 days
Days to Germination:
5-10 days @ 65-85F
Plant Spacing:
12"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  •  Georgia Southern Collard Greens - (Brassica oleracea)
  •  Georgia Southern Collard Greens - (Brassica oleracea)
$3.15

Description

Georgia Southern Collard Greens

Georgia Southern is a slow to bolt, non-heading type that is a reliable producer and can grow to be 3’ tall. It was introduced before 1885. Light frost tolerant, which only makes the leaves sweeter.

Grows upright, with large, somewhat crumpled blue-green leaves.  Collards are some of the oldest greens in the Brassica family, and have excellent nutritional value.

History

Collard greens, along with some kales, belong to the Latin family Brasicca oleracea and are classified under the species acephala, meaning ‘without a head’. This family includes collards, cow cabbages, tree collards, and rosette-headed kales that are grown as annuals for their edible leaves. C­ollard leaves bear resemblance to cabbage in that they have large, smooth leaves and white veins. 

Uses

Traditionally cooked with a ham hock, collards make a wonderful addition to stews and soups. Often overlooked outside of the Southeastern United States, collards being "discovered" as the leaves are delicious and juicy, and make tasty additions to salads. 

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