75 Days—These collards have a uniform, compact growth habit, with non-heading and slow-bolting plants.
Their mild cabbage flavor makes these ideal greens for boiling, and they are good for canning and freezing as well. The large blue-green leaves and are also frost-resistant.
Normal Packet: 50+ Seeds
Test Packet: 15 Seeds
Sowing: For a spring crop, direct sow vates collards seeds 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. For a fall crop, direct sow the seeds 6-8 weeks before the first fall frost. For smaller plants, plant a few seeds every 12” and1/4 deep; later remove all but the strongest plant. If you need bigger plants, space them 2’ apart. For companion planting benefits, plant collards with tomatoes.
Growing: Water regularly, and provide compost or organic fertilizer several times in the summer. Collards tolerate heat very well.
Harvesting: Begin gathering leaves when the plant reaches 10-12” high; take the outer leaves first. Eventually your plant will begin to resemble a tree, with all the leaves on the top of the stalk; at this point it may need the support of a stake. A spring crop of collards usually comes an end in the hot weather of summer, while a fall crop will produce well after frost. Frost actually makes the flavor of collards much sweeter.
Seed Saving: Allow the plant to flower and go to seed. The pods will look somewhat like small green beans. After the pods dry and the seeds inside are dark brown, remove them from the plant and dry them completely indoors. Clean off as much chaff as possible, then store Vates collards seeds in a cool, dry place.
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