Brickhouse Old Collard 133001

Variety has variation. Two plants have yellow-green leaves, seven plants have blue-green leaves. One plant with blue-green leaves is very large and has more prominent leaf veins. Two blue-green leaved plants have a dentate margin. Plants measure 14-20 inches tall and 26-48 inches wide. Variety does not form a head. Variety has a strong flavor that some classify as metallic like.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32574). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Buddy Brickhouse of Gum Neck, North Carolina. Buddy suspects this variety dates back to his maternal grandmother and therefore, likely before 1910.

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