Georgia Southern collard Vegetable Seeds,
70 days. Georgia Southern Collard seeds grow cabbage like dark green leaves, with a slightly crumpled texture. These collard leaves are huge and juicy, making them excellent for salads and the like. These seeds grow a non-heading type. The collard heads are both heat and cold tolerant. Their mild cabbage-like flavor will improve after being exposed to a light frost. Georgia Southern Collard is slow to bolt. Each plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall. Collard leaves are high in Vitamin A, B1, B2, and C. This variety is good for freezing and canning
For a spring crop, sow collards about 3 weeks before your last spring frost date; for fall harvest sow seeds about 3 months before your fall frost date. Collard greens taste best cooked and are delicious in soups and stews or braised in broth with some onions, bacon, and a dash of vinegar.
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Large, dark green, cabbage-like leaves retain eating quality for up to 2 weeks or longer! Compact collard plant that has increased bolt resistance and enhanced winter hardiness.
- Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4" inch
- Spacing: 8-12" inches between plants; 18-24" inches between rows
- Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Days to Maturity: 60 days
- Plant Height: 24-36" inches
These collards have a uniform, compact growth habit, with non-heading and slow-bolting plants. Their mild cabbage flavor makes these ideal for boiling, and they're good for canning and freezing as well. The large blue-green leaves are ready in 75 days, and are also frost-resistant
Collards are easily started directly in the garden once the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed and been prepped with ample amounts of compost. Plant four or five seeds in one spot that you could cover with a silver dollar for each individual plant that you wish to grow. Plant them about 1/4" deep and pat the soil down gently. When the plants germinate, thin to one plant in each spot.
Care is minimal. Keep the plants weeded and when the weather warms mulch well with sifted compost. Fertilizer is not required except in the poorest of soils, the plants do not require staking or trellising. Keep them well and consistently watered.
Take the large leaves from the bottom of the plant first and the plants will continue to produce.
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
Days to Maturity: 75 Days
Height: 24 in to 30 in
Planting: Direct sow outside For either a spring or fall crop. Plant about 6â-12â apart and 1/4â below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 18â-24â apart.-