Morris Heading variety description
Uniform planting. Dark green leaves have a highly lobed profile and wavy margins. Leaves have moderate blistering and curve slightly upward. Plants have light green stems. Plants 15-18 inches tall and 26-40 inches wide, and have above average heading capabilities. Average taste qualities.
Morris Heading variety history
Frank Strickland of Fairmont, North Carolina, has stewarded this variety for 30-35 years. He began growing it in the early to mid-1970s and sells seeds and plants to local gardeners from his farm. In 2006, Frank 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 32769).
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.