Yellow Cabbage Collard variety description

Continuous variation in the variety. Two of 10 plants are yellow-green, while others range from light green to medium green. One yellow leaved plant has entire leaves with no blistering while the others have low to medium blistering. Plants are semi-prostrate and slight heading capabilities. Plants measure 16-26 inches tall and 24-41 inches wide. Rather cold tolerant as it fared well with temperatures near 20 F. Taste is average at best. Slightly bitter and has an off-taste.

Yellow Cabbage Collard variety history

Bobby Everson of Washington, North Carolina, began growing and saving seed from this variety circa 1998. He purchased seeds from an elderly man in Seven Springs, North Carolina who had been growing this collard variety for many decades. In 2005, Bobby 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 32749).

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.