CAROLINA CABBAGE COLLARD (Brassica Oleracea), also known as Yellow Cabbage Collard, is a North Carolina heirloom variety which is very hard to acquire seeds for as they are closely guarded by the Eastern NC families that grow for market stands. Many prefer the tender, silky texture and mild, non-bitter flavor of this variety. Not really yellow, but a lighter green than other varieties. A choice of the Ark Of Taste which writes: "Making its appearance in the late 1880’s, Yellow Cabbage Collard continued to be prominent with readily available seeds for purchase in North Carolina until approximately 1975. Colonel Joe Branner, proprietor of the Asheville Greenhouses, began the production of the seed in eastern Carolina in 1887 by sowing full collard seed in his greenhouse, which responded to the local soil by growing a bit shorter and more cabbage-like, naturalizing over time to its new environment." Non-heading it grows year round in full sun or partial shade with a 45+ day growing cycle. Plants grow to 2' x 2'. 100 Seeds.
GROWING TIPS: Easy to grow. Plant as soon as ground can be worked and cover with 1" soil and space 3" apart, thinning to 12" apart after fourth set of true leaves appear. You can harvest leaves from the bottom, individually, or cut the whole head and leave stalk in ground. It will resprout.