Morris Heading variety description

Dark green leaves with light green petioles. Inner leaves form a rosette with the ability to form a head in cold weather. Leaves semi-upright; semi-undulating; 17-20″ long; 12-15″ wide. Uniform. Plants reached 16-20″ tall and 3-3.5″ wide in 2016 planting at Heritage Farm. Variety forms nice well-developed heads. Taste is more earthy than sweet and has a strong aftertaste and slight bitterness.

Morris Heading variety history

Donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 2001 by Hal Bridges (GA BR H) of Midville, Georgia. He acquired this variety in 1992 from a local commercial source. The ‘Morris Heading’ collard was originally developed in the 1920s by Elisha Morris and his son R. Fairley Morris of Maxton, North Carolina.

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.