Cabbage Collard variety description
Uniform variety has green elliptic leaves with a wavy to toothed margin and lobed outline. Leaves have moderate blistering. Plants form well-developed heads. Plants measure 15-25 inches tall and 27-45 inches wide. Plants fared well when temperatures reached 20 F. Variety has an underlying spiciness.
Cabbage Collard variety history
Stewarded by Felton Stroud of Deep Run, North Carolina for four decades. Felton originally received this variety circa 1955 from Allene Stanley, another seed saver. In 2004, 94 year-old Felton gave some seeds from his 1998 crop 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 (PI 662799).
This variety is low quantity in the Seed Savers Exchange collection and is currently being regenerated in Rural Hall, North Carolina.