Yellow Cabbage Collard 133017

Variety is somewhat variable. One plant has yellow-green leaves, while the other 11 have green leaves. Leaves are spatulate with a wavy to toothed margin and light green to purple midveins. Plants measure 15-20 inches tall and 31-46 inches wide. Plants do not form a head. Below average taste qualities and rather bitter.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32766). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2006 from Daniel Jacobs of Lumberton, North Carolina. Mr. Jacobs has been growing and saving seed of this variety since about 1995. He received it from a friend who had been growing the collard for 25-30 years before that. Mr. Jacobs grows it for his “pick-your-own” business and stated that his cabbage collards have the best flavor of any variety he has tasted.

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