Brickhouse Old Collard variety description
Variety has variation. Two plants have yellow-green leaves, seven plants have blue-green leaves. One plant with blue-green leaves is very large and has more prominent leaf veins. Two blue-green leaved plants have a dentate margin. Plants measure 14-20 inches tall and 26-48 inches wide. Variety does not form a head. Variety has a strong flavor that some classify as metallic like.
Brickhouse Old Collard variety history
This variety of collard was stewarded by Buddy Brickhouse of Gum Neck, North Carolina. He suspects it dates back to his maternal grandmother and therefore, likely prior to 1910. In 2004, Buddy gave seeds to Dr. Edward Davis, a 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 32574).
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.