Georgia variety description
Population is fairly uniform, but slight variation in leaf margin undulation, leaf blistering, leaf angle and plant compactness. Elliptic leaves are yellow-green with a slightly lobed profile and entire to wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and are drooping at the tip. Plants are semi-prostrate to open. Plants have moderate heading capabilities. Plants measure 15-20 inches tall and 26-38 inches wide. Damaged by temperatures around 20 F. Well-liked by Seed Savers staff, and one of the best tasting we grew in 2016. This is sweet and tender and some describe it as nutty and cabbage like.
Georgia variety history
Stewarded by Mr. Bobby Prevatte of Lumberton, North Carolina. This variety is from Bobby’s grandparents, the Britts, who grew it for many years in the Long Branch community located six miles south of Lumberton along the Lumber River. In 2006, Bobby shared some seeds with 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. Bobby said it does not form as much of a head as the cabbage collard, yet is a little sweeter than the cabbage collard. Seed Savers Exchange requested this variety in 2016 from the USDA Accession collection (G 32772).
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.