Jernigan Yellow Cabbage Collard variety description

Very uniform variety. Plants have light green stems, and light green to yellow-green leaves. Leaves are elliptic in shape with a wavy margin. Leaves are entire or slightly lobed and are slightly drooping. Plants have a slight heading capability. Plants measure 17-23 inches tall and 32-43 inches wide. Slightly sweet with a buttery like taste.

Jernigan Yellow Cabbage Collard variety history

From Nancy Jernigan of Snow Hill, North Carolina. Nancy and her late husband, James, grew this heirloom variety all their married life, carrying forward the seed saving tradition passed on to them by James’ father, James Albert Jernigan. In 2005, Nancy Jernigan shared some seeds and this history 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. Seed Savers Exchange requested this variety in 2016 from the USDA Accession collection (G 32748).

Seed Status:

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.