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PlantFiles: Collard
Brassica oleracea 'Cabbage Collards'

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

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an older, more difficult to find, cultivar than the Morris Heading which grow a cabbage like head in early winter. Typical collard taste, but more tender than the loose leaf types like Georgia. Very easy to grow from transplants set in late August early September. Stand the entire winter in the southern states, and bolt and seed during March and April. Much better producer than Morris Heading under my conditions.

Positive Horseshoe On Jan 14, 2003, Horseshoe from Efland, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Delicious and good-for-your-health vegetable to have year round. Very hardy in all but the coldest winters (extended sub-freezing temps). A light feeder but benefits from foliar sprays of fish emulsion or seaweed extract monthly.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Prospect, Kentucky
New Orleans, Louisiana
Carleton, Michigan
New Bern, North Carolina
Kent, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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