North Carolina Yellow variety description

Staff favorite for taste in 2014. Broccoli type flavor, sweet, no bitterness. A delicious collard. Plants 11-20″ tall and 23-30″ wide. Plants tend to form a loose head later in the season. Stem color light green. Leaves yellow-green with a few blue-green with a white midvein. Leaves ovate with an entire margin and broadly rounded at the tip. Intermediate leaf bloom. Leaves 11-18″ long and 8-10″ wide. Leaves tend to curl upward. High uniformity among plants. Early season maturity, and not affected by black rot as adjacent collards were when grown in 2014 at Heritage Farm.

North Carolina Yellow variety history

Donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 2001 by Hal Bridges (GA BR H) of Georgia. He received this variety from a friend’s uncle in North Carolina where the collard was a local favorite.

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.