GEORGIA COLLARD (Brassica Oleracea Georgia) is an heirloom brassica first introduced in 1879 and popularized by Burpee in 1944. Well-known to the South, where it is a traditional part of the Southern cuisine. Served cooked with cornbread, mmmmmm! It is also ranked as one of the most nutritious greens grown, second only to mache. High in protein, calcium, Vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium, nothing beats fresh collards from your own garden to the tired greens you might be able to get in the store. And a recent study at the University of East Anglia found that a compound in collards called sulforaphane can help prevent and slow cartilage damage and osteoarthritis.Heat and cold tolerant, slow to bolt. As with Kale, to which it is related, a light frost actually improves the flavor. Grows 3' high as a large non-heading rosette so allow each plant plenty of room. [Please note: We only sell seeds that have been tested for the diseases black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris) and black leg (Phoma lingam).] 80 days. 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.