Cabbage Collard variety description

Variation in planting. Of the 12 plants, one plant has yellow-green leaves and 1 has bluish-green leaves with prominent veins. The other plants have green leaves. There is also an equal mix of plants with light green and purple stems. All plants have obovate shaped leaves with a wavy margin. Plants have a moderate heading capability. Plants measure 16.5-21 inches tall and 30-40 inches wide.

Cabbage Collard variety history

From Aaron Smith of Albertson, North Carolina, who received this variety from Ricky Dupree, also of the Albertson area. Ricky got the seeds from his great-uncle, Jeff Outlaw, a long-time seed saver. In 2006, Aaron Smith 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 32757).

Seed Status:

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.