Yellow Cabbage Collard variety description
Fairly uniform, but slight variation in leaf color with two plants having more yellow-green leaves rather than green. Leaves are elliptic in shape and have a lobed outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and an open habit. Plants tend to form slight heads. Plants measure 15-23 inches tall and 25-44 inches wide. Average eating qualities.
Yellow Cabbage Collard variety history
From William Avery Carter of Warsaw, North Carolina. Mr. Carter maintains a pick-your-own” patch of about 900 plants. He has grown and saved seed of this variety since about 1980. The tradition was passed to him from his grandfather, Tommy Miller, who lived in nearby Kenansville, NC. In 2006, William shared seeds of the variety with 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 662841).
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.