Morris Heading variety description
Uniform planting. Ovate shaped leaves are dark green with a wavy margin and a fairly lobed outline. Leaves curve slightly upward and have light green to purple midveins and have moderate blistering. Plants measure 12-18.5 inches tall and 26-38 inches wide. Plants form well-developed heads. Bitter undertones, with a slight sweetness.
Morris Heading variety history
John David Blackmon of Lumberton, North Carolina, has grown and saved seeds of this variety for several decades. He likes it because of its large size, which for him is often 60 inches wide at maturity. In 2006, Mr. Blackmon gave seeds to 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 32767).
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.