Cannon’s Yellow Cabbage Collard 133039

Uniform variety, but one plant has light purple on the stem and slight purple color on underside of leaf petioles. Leaves are yellow-green, elliptic to ovate in shape with a lobed outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering. Plants are semi-prostrate and have slight heading capability. Small plants measure 8-15 inches tall and 18.5-32 inches wide. Average eating qualities.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662810). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2003 from Charlie Cannon of Hobgood, North Carolina. Charlie is a commercial grower with many years of experience growing collards. Most years he plants 12 acres for his operation, using only his own variety. This variety he has kept going for over 30 years since the early 1970s.

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