Fuzzy’s Cabbage Collard variety description
Slight variation in population. One plant is a lighter shade of green while another has light purple petioles. Leaves orbicular to spatulate in shape with a wavy to toothed margin. Leaves have low blistering and are drooping. Plants are semi-prostrate and have a slight heading capability. Plants measure 10-20 inches tall and 22-38 inches wide. Average taste qualities.
Fuzzy’s Cabbage Collard variety history
Grown by Alton Hall of Cameron, North Carolina. As of 2003, Mr. Hall (aka “Fuzzy”) had saved seed of this variety for 18 years, since about 1985, after he received it from another seed saver. In 2003, Fuzzy gave some seeds to 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 662809).
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.