Yellow Cabbage Collard variety description
Variety is somewhat variable. One plant has yellow-green leaves, while the other 11 have green leaves. Leaves are spatulate with a wavy to toothed margin and light green to purple midveins. Plants measure 15-20 inches tall and 31-46 inches wide. Plants do not form a head. Below average taste qualities and rather bitter.
Yellow Cabbage Collard variety history
Daniel Jacobs of Lumberton, North Carolina, has been growing and saving seed of this variety since about 1995. He received it from a friend who had been growing the collard for 25-30 years before that. Mr. Jacobs grows it for his “pick-your-own” business and stated that his cabbage collards have the best flavor of any variety he has tasted. In 2006, he 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 32766).
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.