Project Category: USDA Accession

Old Timey – 45

Planting is relatively uniform. One plant is a slightly lighter shade of green. Another plant has slightly more leaf blistering. Leaves are green to dark green with an elliptic shape and wavy margin. Leaves have no lobing. Semi-prostrate plants do not form heads. Plants measure 12-18 inches tall and 20-32 inches wide. Average taste qualities.

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Morris Header – 46

Plants have continuous variation in leaf toothing and blistering, but all leaves are light green with light green stems. Leaves are highly lacerate and have a wavy to dentate margin. Leaves tend to curve upward. Plants are semi-prostrate and have moderate heading capabilities. Plants measure 14-20 inches tall and 33-50 inches wide. Mild mustard flavor and slightly sweet.

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Yellow – 48

Uniform variety with yellow-green leaves and light green to purple stems. Elliptic leaves have a dentate margin, low blistering, and are slightly drooping. Plants have a slight heading capability. Plants measure 15-24 inches tall and 30-40 inches wide. Average taste qualities.

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Cabbage Collard – 29

Plants 19-26 inches tall by 35-42 inches wide. Leaves elliptic in shape with a wavy margin. Leaves have low blistering and light green petioles. Leaves are open to erect. Plants form moderate heads. Variety has variability. Two plants are not as yellow-green. They have light green leaves. Of these 2 plants 1 is more compact and upright in growth while the other is more spreading and much larger. Taste is sweet and texture is rather tender.

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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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