Buddy Brickhouse variety description
This variety looks very much like a kale. Regardless of its identity variation exists. Two plants are extremely ruffled. Five plants are ruffled. The other 5 are more flat leaved. Leaves are spatanceolate in shape (see glossary) with a highly dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have very low blistering. Plants measure 12.5-24 inches tall and 31-38 inches wide. Non-heading variety. Very mustardy taste and slightly bitter. Not the best eating qualities. Glossary: spatanceolate: a shape somewhere between spatulate and lanceolate.
Buddy Brickhouse variety history
From Buddy Brickhouse of Gum Neck, North Carolina. Buddy believes this variety, like his others, dates back to his maternal grandmother and therefore likely to before 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 (PI 662819).
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