Project Category: USDA Accession

Buddy Brickhouse – 78

This variety looks very much like a kale. Regardless of its identity variation exists. Two plants are extremely ruffled. Five plants are ruffled. The other 5 are more flat leaved. Leaves are spatanceolate in shape (see glossary) with a highly dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have very low blistering. Plants measure 12.5-24 inches tall and 31-38 inches wide. Non-heading variety. Very mustardy taste and slightly bitter. Not the best eating qualities. Glossary: spatanceolate: a shape somewhere between spatulate and lanceolate.

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Old-Fashioned – 61

Slight variation in planting. One plant is a darker green color. Otherwise plants are relatively uniform with some slight variation in leaf undulation and glossiness. Leaves are ovate to spatulate in shape and have a wavy margin and lobed outline. One plant has high amount of bloom while the others have a moderate amount. Plants have a slight heading capability. Plants measure 16-23 inches tall and 27-40 inches wide. People thought this was either average or very good. Some described it as sweet and tender, while others said it was bland. You be the judge!

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Cabbage Collard – 62

Uniform variety has green elliptic leaves with a wavy to toothed margin and lobed outline. Leaves have moderate blistering. Plants form well-developed heads. Plants measure 15-25 inches tall and 27-45 inches wide. Plants fared well when temperatures reached 20 F. Variety has an underlying spiciness.

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Susan Turner – 63

Variety is highly variable. Two plants are darker blue-green in color and have highly dissected/lobed leaves. One significantly different plant is completely prostrate with leaves lying flat on the ground. Another plant has some light purple pigmentation in leaf petioles. Other plants show some variation in leaf blistering. Plants have a moderate heading capability and measure 11-24 inches tall and 22-43 inches wide. Sweet with a hint of bitterness and nice texture.

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Old Timey Yellow Cabbage Collard – 64

Variation in variety. Five of 12 plants are dark green with prominent midribs and veins. Two plants have yellow-green leaves. Five plants have green leaves. Six plants have a purple stem and six have light green stems. All leaves are elliptic with a wavy margin and slightly lobed outline. Plants measure 15-22 inches tall and 30-45 inches wide. Non-head forming plants. Average eating qualities.

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