Slight variation in planting. One plant is a darker green color. Otherwise plants are relatively uniform with some slight variation in leaf undulation and glossiness. Leaves are ovate to spatulate in shape and have a wavy margin and lobed outline. One plant has high amount of bloom while the others have a moderate amount. Plants have a slight heading capability. Plants measure 16-23 inches tall and 27-40 inches wide. People thought this was either average or very good. Some described it as sweet and tender, while others said it was bland. You be the judge!
History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662798). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Marjoray Williams Shivar of Seven Springs, North Carolina. Marjoray is continuing a family tradition of saving collard seed that dates to at least 1885 when her great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Grady Barwick, saved seed that is the source of the current variety. Her grandmother, Laura Frances Barwick Garris, and her mother, Julia Frances Garris Williams Edwards, were also seed savers of this collard.