Project Category: USDA Accession

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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Granny Hobbs – 66

Variation in population. Of 10 plants, one plant has much flatter leaves while one plant has a bit of pigmentation on the mid rib/petiole. Other plants have green obovate to orbicular shaped leaves with a wavy margin, moderate bloom, moderate blistering, and light green petioles. Plants have moderate heading capabilities. Plants measure 13-23 inches tall and 25-39 inches wide. Plants were damaged by temperatures reaching 20 F. Slightly bitter, but tender.

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Old Timey Green – 67

Variation in planting 10 plants total. 1 plant is more prostrate. There is also considerable variation in pigmentation. Most have some sort of purple coloring, but some have more on the stem while others have more on the petiole. All leaves are elliptic and are either entire or slightly lobed with a wavy margin. Leaves have low to moderate blistering. Non-heading variety. Plants measure 12.5-20 inches tall and 22-39 inches wide. Slightly bitter and has a very strong earthy taste.

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Henpecked – 68

Variation in population. Two of 12 plants are light green and have flatter leaves. One plant is light green and ruffled and has slightly pigmented petioles on the underside. All leaves are spatulate is shape with a lobed outline and wavy margin. Leaves have moderate blistering. Non-heading variety. Plants measure 13-19 inches tall and 20-44 inches wide. Strong bitter flavor.

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Reba’s – 69

Variation in population. One in 12 plants is much more prostrate in growth. One plant is more light green in color and doesn’t have as ruffled leaves. Leaves elliptic to ovate and have a wavy margin and lobed outline. Leaf angle is open to prostrate. Slight heading capabilities. Plants measure 15-22 inches tall and 30-42 inches wide. Average eating qualities.

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