Project Category: Seed Savers Exchange Collection

Morris Improved Heading – 87

Uniform with the exception of one plant that has more crinkled leaves and a more dentate margin. It also has some pigmentation on the petioles. Leaves are green with a slightly wavy outline and wavy margin. Leaves also have moderate blistering and curve slightly upward. Plants are semi-prostrate and develop well-formed heads. Plants measure 13.5-18 inches tall and 36-48 inches wide. Average taste qualities.

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Buddy Brickhouse – 78

This variety looks very much like a kale. Regardless of its identity variation exists. Two plants are extremely ruffled. Five plants are ruffled. The other 5 are more flat leaved. Leaves are spatanceolate in shape (see glossary) with a highly dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have very low blistering. Plants measure 12.5-24 inches tall and 31-38 inches wide. Non-heading variety. Very mustardy taste and slightly bitter. Not the best eating qualities. Glossary: spatanceolate: a shape somewhere between spatulate and lanceolate.

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Lyda Gibbs – 79

Fairly uniform variety. Three plants have a bit more pigmentation on the tips of the leaves, but this could be from light frost damage. Light green leaves have a lobed outline and toothed margin with low blistering. Leaf angle is open, but leaves are rather straight. Plants measure 12.5-22.0 inches tall and 25-45 inches wide. Plants have light green petioles, but 5 plants have a little purple coloring on the midvein and petioles. Non-heading variety.

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Drusilla DeLone – 80

Variation in variety. About half the plants have green leaves and the other half has light green leaves. One plant has blueish green leaves and is more upright in growth. One plant with light green leaves is more prostrate in growth habit. Leaves have an entire outline shape and wavy margin and moderate blistering. Leave angle ranges from semi-prostrate to open to erect. Plants have moderate heading capabilities. Plants measure 17-21 inches tall and 30-46 inches wide. Average eating qualities.

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