Cabbage Collard 132993

Plants 18-20 inches tall and 25-45 inches in diameter. Erect leaves are highly blistered, drooping, with a light green petiole. Plants form a well-developed head. Leaves are ovate to spatulate in shape and have a wavy margin. Two distinct types seen in this planting. Two plants have yellow-green leaves, 2 plants have lighter green leaves, and 8 plants darker green leaves. Of the 8 plants with darker green leaves 3 are very blistered and ruffled and more compact. 1 plant with darker green leaves is more spreading and very large. Average eating qualities. Had some minor damage when low temperatures reached 20 F for several days.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32548). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Gerald Brown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Gerald Brown received this variety in 1995 from Lonnie Killete, who obtained it from Floyd Jones in 1960. Mr. Jones had been saving seed of the variety “for many years before that time.”

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