Fulton Stroud variety description
Most plants are uniform. One plant has more horizontal, spreading leaves. Another plant is a lighter shade of green. All plants display some variation in leaf angle from almost erect to spreading. Leaves are spatulate with a lobed outline and wavy to toothed margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and are open to prostrate. Non-heading variety. Plants measure 13-32 inches tall and 20-42 inches wide. People either really liked the strong spicy flavor or hate it.
Fulton Stroud variety history
This heirloom collard variety comes from Timmy Elliott of Nichols, South Carolina. Mr. Elliot originally got seeds from Fulton Stroud in 1992, who said that it dates back to 1900. In 2005, Mr. Elliot shared seeds with Mark Farnham (USDA Accession), Dr. Edward Davis (Emory & Henry College) and J. Powell Smith (Clemson University) who were 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 662837).
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.