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.
This variety has been successfully regenerated and is available on The Exchange. Click the button below to request this seed from the Seed Savers Exchange Collection.