Old Timey Yellow Cabbage Collard variety description

Variation in variety. Five of 12 plants are dark green with prominent midribs and veins. Two plants have yellow-green leaves. Five plants have green leaves. Six plants have a purple stem and six have light green stems. All leaves are elliptic with a wavy margin and slightly lobed outline. Plants measure 15-22 inches tall and 30-45 inches wide. Non-head forming plants. Average eating qualities.

Old Timey Yellow Cabbage Collard variety history

Grown by Cecil Stroud of Albertson, North Carolina. Cecil Stroud had received seeds of this variety in 2001 from Cecil Jarman, who learned the seed saving tradition from his mother. In 2004, 76 year-old Cecil Stroud 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 (PI 662801).

Seed Status:

This variety is low quantity in the Seed Savers Exchange collection and is in need of regeneration. We are actively looking for more seed stewards willing to regenerate and steward this variety. Please get in touch if you are interested. Email collards@seedsavers.org.