Project Category: Seed Savers Exchange Collection

William Moore – 82

Fairly uniform with the exception of 1 plant that is darker green in color and leaves are much more blistered. Leaves are ovate and have a slightly lobed outline and wavy margin. Leaves have high to moderate blistering and an open angle. Above average heading capabilities. Plants measure 9.5-17 inches tall and 23-38 inches wide. Excellent eating qualities. Described as earthy, sweet, and low bitterness.

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Cabbage Collard – 83

Variety is rather uniform. One plant has less blistering and less ruffling at the margin, while two plants have a bit of purple on underside of petioles, and slight variation in plant color from green to light green. Leaves are spatulate in shape with a lobed outline and wavy to toothed margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and light green to purple petioles. Plants have a moderate heading capability. Plants measure 15.5-27 inches tall and 28-42 inches wide. Variety has a slight spice to it and is a bit bitter.

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Fulton Stroud – 84

Most plants are uniform. One plant has more horizontal, spreading leaves. Another plant is a lighter shade of green. All plants display some variation in leaf angle from almost erect to spreading. Leaves are spatulate with a lobed outline and wavy to toothed margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and are open to prostrate. Non-heading variety. Plants measure 13-32 inches tall and 20-42 inches wide. People either really liked the strong spicy flavor or hate it.

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Big Daddy Old Fashioned Bluestem – 85

Variation in variety. Of 10 plants, one plant has very erect leaves that are highly dissected. One plant is not glossy and has blue-green leaves. One plant is not glossy and has green leaves. Of the seven remaining glossy plants, three are more prostrate. Leaves are elliptic with a lobed to highly dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to high blistering and a narrow to intermediate midvein. Leaf angle ranges from open to erect. Non-heading variety. Plants measure 15-24 inches tall and 20-47 inches wide. Plants were damaged when low temperatures reach 20 F. Some liked the strong, earthy flavor, while others thought it was not great.

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Yellow Cabbage Collard – 86

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.

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