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Champion (52-85 days) Hybrid. Improved Vates. Dark green leaves, long standing. 12-18 inch plants. Good fresh market type
|#9925 Packet $5.50, Approximately 200 seeds||
|#Bm-9925 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $9.50||
Morris Heading (52-85 days) Low growing 18-24 inch plants with loose heads and smooth dark green leaves with lighter veins. Slow to bolt.
|#654 Packet $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds||
|#Bm-654 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $6.50||
|#B5m-654 Bulk seed 5000 seeds $10.50||
Georgia Southern (80 days) Soft blue-green leaves2-12 inches high. Good cool weather crop.
|#653 Packet $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds||
|#B4z-653 Bulk seed 4oz $8.50||
|#B1-653 Bulk seed 1lb $11.50||
Top Bunch (60days) Hybrid. Savoyed (crinkled) leaves are mid green, sturdy and erect. Good standing. Quick growth.
|#9926 Packet $7.50, Approximatel+y 200 seeds||
|#Bm-9926 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $12.50||
Vates (75 days) Tall (up to 30in.), large dark green leaves on vigorous plants.Very productive over a long period.
|#2600 Packet $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds||
|#B4z-2600 Bulk seed 4oz $8.00||
|#B1-2600 Bulk seed 1lb $14.50||
Collards are a member of the cabbage family, Brassicaceae (Syn.Crucferae) and is a brassica, related to kale, broccoli, and mustard. The leaves are loose, dark green, tasty and very attractive, so much so that some varieties are grown as ornamentals. The plant is biennial or perennial. It is extremely cold tolerant and does best as an early spring or fall cop. The flavor is made stronger by a few light frosts. The blooms are hermaphroditic (having both male and female parts) and are pollinated by insects.
Collards are usually directly sowed into the garden, but transplants
can be used as well. For transplants, sow seed in pots or
trays at a depth of 1/4 inch. Keep moist at 65-75F until
germination, then maintain temperature to 65F. Transplant
outdoors when all danger of heavy frost is past. Prepare
planting area by digging and working in a generous amount of
compost, humus, composted manure or peat moss. Space
seedlings 6-18 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart.
Plants will withstand heavy frosts. For direct sowing,
prepare the planting area by digging and working in generous
amounts of compst, comsposted manure or peat. Sow 1 seeds
every 3 inches in rows 18-24 inches apart. Cultivate
shallowly to keep weeds down. To keep insect damage down,
cover young plants with a row cover or treat with pepper spray.
Collards are high in Vitamin K, Vitamin A and
Vitamin C. Very popular cooked, sometimes with
bacon or fatback. The leaves tend toward toughness and only
very young leaves are suited for salads.
HARVEST: Pick leaves as needed.
SEED SPECS: Average 90,000 seeds per
pound; Direct Seeding Rate: 220ft per
1,000 seeds, 24,000ft per pound
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