Project Category: Seed Savers Exchange Collection

E.B. Paul – 73

Uniform variety. One plant is a shade bit lighter green than the others, and all are rather compact plants. Leaves are elliptic with an entire, wavy margin, and intermediate blistering. Leaves are rather straight and erect. Plants measure 10.5-17 inches tall and 21-30 inches wide. Above average heading capabilities. Fared well when low temperatures reached 20 F. This was well-liked by staff as it is sweet with just a hint of bitterness.

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Nancy Malone Wheat Purple Collard – 56

Uniform variety. Ovate leaves are dark green with entire to slightly toothed margins and a lobed outline. Leaves have moderate blistering and purple petioles and midveins. Plants have purple stems and measure 16.5-22 inches tall and 35-43 inches wide. Plants do not form heads. Plants damaged when temperatures reached 20 F. Tender and sweet with some bitterness.

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Ellen Felton Dark Collard – 75

Uniform variety. Leaves are green, elliptic in shape with an entire outline, and wavy to toothed margin. Leaves have moderate amount of bloom, moderate blistering, and an open growth habit. Two plants have a bit of pigment on the petioles. Plants have slight heading capabilities. Plants measure 15-22 inches tall and 22-35 inches wide. Plants fared well when low temperatures reached 20 F. Very good taste qualities. Variety is sweet with slight fruitiness, tender, and low bitterness. Well-liked by Seed Savers staff.

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