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Brassica oleracea var. acephala 'Georgia'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. acephala
Cultivar: Georgia
Additional cultivar information: (aka Southern)

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

9 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gazoodles On Dec 4, 2009, Gazoodles from Iowa Park, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a very hardy plant and produces well. A short row of them will supply myself and my chickens with greens for the fall, winter (unless the weather stays below freezing a long time) and spring. Keeping the aphids off of them can be a challenge because they (aphids) get on the small/new leaves in the center of the plant where it is hard to kill them.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 1, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a very popular collard in the southeast. It has large leaves which are spaced further apart than most cultivars. Traditionalists pick the lower leaves from the plant allowing the top bud to grow. At the end of winter they have a three foot stem with a little bunch of leaves on top, hence the term Walking Collard. I prefer to cut the whole plant as a bunch so I am not particularly fond of this cultivar.


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

Tallassee, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
Hesperia, California
Lake Worth, Florida
Williston, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fort Worth, Texas
Iowa Park, Texas

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