Bradshaw Cabbage Collard variety description
Continuous variation in planting. Four plants have a more ruffled leaves, and some have a tiny bit of purple coloring in the midvein/petiole. Leaves are yellow-green in color and have a spatulate shape with a wavy margin. Plants measure 12-21 inches tall and 26-40 inches wide. Plants have intermediate blistering and have above average heading capabilities. Variety had significant damage when temperatures reached 20 F. Very good tasting variety that is tender and melts in your mouth.
Bradshaw Cabbage Collard variety history
From Marie Harper of Mt. Olive, North Carolina. This variety is from her son’s grandmother-in-law, Mrs. Bradshaw, and were for grown several decades in the Chinquapin area. In 2006, Marie gave seeds to Dr. John Morgan, a cultural geographer and professor of geography at Emory & Henry College, who was collecting heirloom collard strains for preservation on behalf of the USDA Accession. Seed Savers Exchange requested this variety in 2016 from the USDA Accession collection (G 32755).
D-pack means that the seeds are available through the Seed Savers Exchange. Regeneration project are underway with some varieties to build up enough sharable seed stock. We are actively looking for more seed stewards willing to regenerate and steward these varieties. Please get in touch if you are interested.