Project Category: USDA Accession

Minnie Mizelle Cabbage Collard – 41

Fairly uniform variety. One plant is a bit greener in color than the other plants that are yellow-green. Also, one plant formed a sport and is 2 plants in 1 and is a more erect. Shorter plants measure 14-18 inches tall and 31-54 inches wide. Leaves are spatulate in shape and have many lobes and a wavy margin. Plants are semi-prostrate and form well-developed heads. Variety was damaged by temperatures around 20 F, but was not killed. Not too sweet, but rather has a more earthy mustard like flavor.

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Bradshaw Cabbage Collard – 42

Continuous variation in planting. Four plants have a more ruffled leaves, and some have a tiny bit of purple coloring in the midvein/petiole. Leaves are yellow-green in color and have a spatulate shape with a wavy margin. Plants measure 12-21 inches tall and 26-40 inches wide. Plants have intermediate blistering and have above average heading capabilities. Variety had significant damage when temperatures reached 20 F. Very good tasting variety that is tender and melts in your mouth.

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Weldon Rouse Old Timey Cabbage Collard – 43

Variation in planting. One plant that is non-glossy, but 2 leaves are glossy and have a much greener petiole. Three plants are more yellow-green, while the rest are light green to whitish green. Leaves are orbicular to ovate in outline and have a wavy margin. Plants measure 14-21 inches tall and 26-38 inches wide. Most plants have moderate blistering on leaves, but one plant has highly blistered leaves. Variety has moderate heading capabilities. Plants were damaged when temperatures reached 20 F, but were not killed. Average to slightly above average eating qualities.

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Cabbage Collard – 44

Variation in planting. Of the 12 plants, one plant has yellow-green leaves and 1 has bluish-green leaves with prominent veins. The other plants have green leaves. There is also an equal mix of plants with light green and purple stems. All plants have obovate shaped leaves with a wavy margin. Plants have a moderate heading capability. Plants measure 16.5-21 inches tall and 30-40 inches wide.

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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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