Big Daddy – Greasy Green 133003

Variety has 2 distinct types. 9 of 12 plants are greasy, while the other 3 are non-greasy. One greasy plant has leaves forming a rosette; others are long-petioled. Among non-greasy plants, one is a dark and dull blue-green color, while the second plant is medium green with a kale-like central stem and incised leaves, and the third has highly undulate leaves, a more erect growth habit and is significantly larger than the others. Varieties are semi-prostrate and have no heading capabilities. Tough variety that has some slight sweetness to it.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32623). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2006 from Hansel Sellars of Cairo, Georgia. Mr. Sellars was about 90 years old at the time and told Davis: ““I bought two tablespoons of these seeds from the market bulletin in 1955, at 1 dollar per tablespoon.” Sellars likes this variety because the insects don’t trouble them.

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