Project Category: USDA Accession

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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Bum Dennis Cabbage Collard – 81

Variation in variety. Of 12 plants four are light green, eight are yellow green. Of the yellow green plants, three have purple pigmentation on the petioles. Leaves are orbicular to spatulate in shape and have a slight lobed to dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering and a semi-prostrate angle. Slight heading capabilities. Plants measure 14-18 inches tall and 28-45 inches wide. Average taste qualities.

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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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