Collards, Georgia Southern
- Tender, mild, and juicy
- Grows to 2-3 feet tall
- Slow to bolt
- Tolerates heat, cold, and poor soil
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Collards, Georgia Southern Description
This variety of heirloom collard was first released around 1880 and is also known as "Georgia", "Creole", and "Southern".
Most Americans associate collards with southern cuisine and Soul Food cooking, however they are important to the diets of many Asian cultures and may have been a part of even ancient Greek and Roman cooking (along with kale).
It is thought that collard greens were grown in Asia Minor as far back as 5000 BCE. By 1600 they were cultivated globally.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden.
Space your plants or seeds 14-18 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
If you want to use this crop or fresh eating harvest the small, young leaves. The outer leaves of the plant can be harvested for cooking greens as the plant grows.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.