Roger Winn describes it as “Variety of cabbage collard. Has savoyed leaves, plants up to 3 ft across and forms a loose head. Heads are football shaped. Veins are bright white, beautiful plants, harvest leaves as needed or whole plant. Flavor is improved after frost. The heads were cut in Jan. and used to make Collard Kraut by my Great Aunt Isabelle Winn.”
History: Donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 2012 by Rodger Winn (SC WI R) of South Carolina. Rodger has grown several strains of this variety over the years and noted that it’s also widely grown by many people in the area of Little Mountain, SC. This particular seed stock was given to him by Camelia Long who is well-known locally for her gardens and for sharing seeds with many area residents. Ms. Long and her husband were market growers from the 1940s through the 1960s.