Project Category: Seed Savers Exchange Collection

Morris Heading – 13

Dark green leaves with light green petioles. Inner leaves form a rosette with the ability to form a head in cold weather. Leaves semi-upright; semi-undulating; 17-20″ long; 12-15″ wide. Uniform. Plants reached 16-20″ tall and 3-3.5″ wide in 2016 planting at Heritage Farm. Variety forms nice well-developed heads. Taste is more earthy than sweet and has a strong aftertaste and slight bitterness.

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North Carolina Yellow – 14

Staff favorite for taste in 2014. Broccoli type flavor, sweet, no bitterness. A delicious collard. Plants 11-20″ tall and 23-30″ wide. Plants tend to form a loose head later in the season. Stem color light green. Leaves yellow-green with a few blue-green with a white midvein. Leaves ovate with an entire margin and broadly rounded at the tip. Intermediate leaf bloom. Leaves 11-18″ long and 8-10″ wide. Leaves tend to curl upward. High uniformity among plants. Early season maturity, and not affected by black rot as adjacent collards were when grown in 2014 at Heritage Farm.

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White Mountain Cabbage Collard – 25

Succulent, excellent flavor. Compact plants; short stem; yellow-green-blue leaves; when spring planted, plants formed a nice, tight cabbage-like head during fall. Light green petioles; round leaf blades, dentate margin. Leaf bloom. Plants measure 1.1-1.5′ in height and 1.3-2.0′ in diameter. Leaves measure 10.6-16.5″ in length and 7.5-12.6″ in diameter. Plants uniform.

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Green Glaze – 26

An interesting collard with glossy green leaves, but off-type plants with non-glossy, dull leaves are very common. Plants measure 18-30″ tall and 33-55″ wide. Elliptic, thick leaves have a rounded apex and measure 16-22″ long and 9.75-12.5″ wide. Leaf stems are narrow and light green.

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