Project Category: Seed Savers Exchange Collection

Miss Annie Pearl Counselman – 27

Sweet, good texture and flavor without sharp brassica taste. Open growth habit. Straight to slightly drooping leaves. Slight to moderate variability in population. Color of leaves ranges from green to blue-green with bloom; plant form ranges from erect to spreading. Low leaf blistering. Plants measure 1.6-2.4′ tall and 2.0-3.3′ in diameter. Largest leaves measure 1.6-2′ long and 8.6-12.2″ wide.

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Cabbage Collard – 28

Plants 18-20 inches tall and 25-45 inches in diameter. Erect leaves are highly blistered, drooping, with a light green petiole. Plants form a well-developed head. Leaves are ovate to spatulate in shape and have a wavy margin. Two distinct types seen in this planting. Two plants have yellow-green leaves, 2 plants have lighter green leaves, and 8 plants darker green leaves. Of the 8 plants with darker green leaves 3 are very blistered and ruffled and more compact. 1 plant with darker green leaves is more spreading and very large. Average eating qualities. Had some minor damage when low temperatures reached 20 F for several days.

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Cabbage Collard – 30

Plants 19-23 inches tall and 26-40 inches wide. Spatulate leaves have a light green narrow to medium midvein and a wavy margin. 3 plants have lighter green leaves that border yellow-green. 7 plants have green leaves. Of the 7 plants 3 have very prominent leaf veins and more ruffled leaves. 2 plants with purple stems while the other 8 have light green stems. Slight heading capabilities. Sweet, but slight bitterness.

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Cabbage Collard – 32

Variation seen in this variety. Of 12 total plants, 3 plants have more light green leaves than the other 9 that have yellow green leaves. Of the lighter green leaved plants, 1 has flatter leaves that aren’t as ruffled. 1 plant is not healthy looking and has red coloring and very dentate leaf margins. Plants measure 15-21 inches tall and 30-40 inches wide. Moderate head forming capabilities. Well-liked by staff. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness.

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Brickhouse Old Collard – 33

Variety has variation. Two plants have yellow-green leaves, seven plants have blue-green leaves. One plant with blue-green leaves is very large and has more prominent leaf veins. Two blue-green leaved plants have a dentate margin. Plants measure 14-20 inches tall and 26-48 inches wide. Variety does not form a head. Variety has a strong flavor that some classify as metallic like.

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