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Tender, mild, and juicy
Grows 2-3 feet tall
Slow to bolt
Tolerates heat, cold, and poor soil
Brassica oleracea) (aka Georgia, Creole, Southern) Historic collard first released around 1880. Slow to bolt and tolerant of heat, cold, and poor soil. Non-heading plants grow 2-3 feet tall with large cabbage-like blue-green leaves that are tender, mild, and juicy. 60-80 days.
Instructions- Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Can also be direct seeded outdoors 3 months before fall frost. Collards are most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest may continue even after snow.
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