Cabbage Collard variety description
Variation seen in this variety. Of 12 total plants, 3 plants have more light green leaves than the other 9 that have yellow green leaves. Of the lighter green leaved plants, 1 has flatter leaves that aren’t as ruffled. 1 plant is not healthy looking and has red coloring and very dentate leaf margins. Plants measure 15-21 inches tall and 30-40 inches wide. Moderate head forming capabilities. Well-liked by staff. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness.
Cabbage Collard variety history
This variety was stewarded by Earl Huffman, Sr., of Richlands, North Carolina. In 2004, Earl gave some 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 the variety in 2016 from the USDA Accession collection (G 32556).
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.