Louisiana Sweet variety description

Louisiana Sweet variety history

This historic commericial variety is mentioned in “Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table” on pages 33-34, ‘Louisiana Sweet’ was a breeding project from the Agricultural Experiment Station at Louisiana State University to develop a uniform variety for shipping. ‘Louisiana Sweet’ was developed to have a “deep compact rossette center, leaves with short petioles, and free of purple or red color” according to the 1934 publication “Collards: A Truck Crop for Louisiana.”

Seed Status:

This variety is low quantity in the Seed Savers Exchange collection and is in need of regeneration. We are actively looking for more seed stewards willing to regenerate and steward this variety. Please get in touch if you are interested. Email collards@seedsavers.org.