Project Category: USDA Accession

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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Cannon’s Yellow Cabbage Collard – 71

Uniform variety, but one plant has light purple on the stem and slight purple color on underside of leaf petioles. Leaves are yellow-green, elliptic to ovate in shape with a lobed outline and wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering. Plants are semi-prostrate and have slight heading capability. Small plants measure 8-15 inches tall and 18.5-32 inches wide. Average eating qualities.

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Big Daddy – Greasy Green – 35

Variety has 2 distinct types. 9 of 12 plants are greasy, while the other 3 are non-greasy. One greasy plant has leaves forming a rosette; others are long-petioled. Among non-greasy plants, one is a dark and dull blue-green color, while the second plant is medium green with a kale-like central stem and incised leaves, and the third has highly undulate leaves, a more erect growth habit and is significantly larger than the others. Varieties are semi-prostrate and have no heading capabilities. Tough variety that has some slight sweetness to it.

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