Morris Heading Collard Greens Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)

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SKU:
V1452
Seed Count:
Approx 200 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
52-85 days
Days to Germination:
5-10 days @ 65-85F
Plant Spacing:
12"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Morris Heading Collard Greens

Produces a loose, leafy head on a short stem. Heads form 18-24” wide with dark green to blue-green waxy leaves. Slow to bolt. Also known as Cabbage collards.

An old favorite in the South, plants will withstand heat of the summer and grow well in cooler weather. Leaves are best eaten when young or after frost. 

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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