Weldon Rouse Old Timey Cabbage Collard 133011

Variation in planting. One plant that is non-glossy, but 2 leaves are glossy and have a much greener petiole. Three plants are more yellow-green, while the rest are light green to whitish green. Leaves are orbicular to ovate in outline and have a wavy margin. Plants measure 14-21 inches tall and 26-38 inches wide. Most plants have moderate blistering on leaves, but one plant has highly blistered leaves. Variety has moderate heading capabilities. Plants were damaged when temperatures reached 20 F, but were not killed. Average to slightly above average eating qualities.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32756). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2006 from Marie Harper of Mt. Olive, North Carolina. She received these seeds from an older woman named Rouse in the Seven Springs area who said they were the best cabbage collard in the world. She also said the variety had been in the family for decades.

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