Collard
Brassica oleracea 'Morris Heading'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Morris Heading

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 5, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1919 introduction from Morris Plant Farm. Plants are usually large but quite variable in both growth and color, ranging from green to dark blue green. some plants form loose leafy heads late in the season but are not consistent. Often confused with the Cabbage Collard and may be an older less improved version. The current Cabbage Collard is much more consistent in size , color, and growth pattern. Morris Heading is still widely available, one vendor is Southern Exposure. I have grown it on several occasions, but there are many superior collards.