Bum Dennis Cabbage Collard 133049

Variation in variety. Of 12 plants four are light green, eight are yellow green. Of the yellow green plants, three have purple pigmentation on the petioles. Leaves are orbicular to spatulate in shape and have a slight lobed to dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and a semiprostrate angle. Slight heading capabilities. Plants measure 14-18 inches tall and 28-45 inches wide. Average taste qualities.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662822). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Latham “Bum” Dennis of Ayden, North Carolina. Mr. Dennis believes this variety dates to before 1960. He grows them for his restaurant in Ayden, NC. He has a 5-acre plot each year and uses only his heirloom seeds.

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