Old Timey variety description
Planting is relatively uniform. One plant is a slightly lighter shade of green. Another plant has slightly more leaf blistering. Leaves are green to dark green with an elliptic shape and wavy margin. Leaves have no lobing. Semi-prostrate plants do not form heads. Plants measure 12-18 inches tall and 20-32 inches wide. Average taste qualities.
Old Timey variety history
From Lizzie Worley of Whiteville, North Carolina. Lizzie was 85 years old in 2006 and had saved seeds of this cabbage collard all her married life. The tradition was passed down to her by her grandmother Dinah Watts, and her great-grandparents Dan and Hattie Watts. In 2006, Lizzie gave some 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 32759).
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.