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PlantFiles: Collard
Brassica oleracea 'Top Bunch Hybrid'

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

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lajaw On Jul 8, 2007, lajaw from Fulbright, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is now the main commercial collard. The plants are cut and not cropped. Good, sweet taste after frost. Seed have been hard to come by because of crop failure.

Positive Farmerdill On Sep 10, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 67 day hybrid Vates type from Abbot and Cobb. Attractive, uniform, blue green leaves form at close internode spacing.

Regional...

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

Georgiana, Alabama
Augusta, Georgia



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