E.B. Paul variety description
Uniform variety. One plant is a shade bit lighter green than the others, and all are rather compact plants. Leaves are elliptic with an entire, wavy margin, and intermediate blistering. Leaves are rather straight and erect. Plants measure 10.5-17 inches tall and 21-30 inches wide. Above average heading capabilities. Fared well when low temperatures reached 20 F. This was well-liked by staff as it is sweet with just a hint of bitterness.
E.B. Paul variety history
This family heirloom collard is from E.B. Paul of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Mr. Paul got the seed of the variety from his mother, who had raised it all her adult life. E.B. figures the collards date back to before 1930. In 2003, E.B. shared some 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 received this variety in 2016 from the USDA Accession collection (PI 662812).
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.