Cannon’s Yellow Cabbage Collard variety description
Uniform variety, but one plant has light purple on the stem and slight purple color on underside of leaf petioles. Leaves are yellow-green, elliptic to ovate in shape with a lobed outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering. Plants are semi-prostrate and have slight heading capability. Small plants measure 8-15 inches tall and 18.5-32 inches wide. Average eating qualities.
Cannon’s Yellow Cabbage Collard variety history
This variety is from Charlie Cannon of Hobgood, North Carolina. Charlie is a commercial grower with many years of experience growing collards. Most years he plants 12 acres for his operation, using only this, his own variety. He has kept this particular variety going for over 30 years, since the early 1970s. In 2003, Charlie shared seeds with 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 662810).
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.