Collard, Ole Timey Blue

Brassica oleracea
$2.99 to $6.50
SKU: 1612A
  • Organic
  • Plants grow to 2 feet tall
  • Blue-green leaves with purple stems & veins
  • Very good eating qualities
  • 60-80 days
$2.99 to $6.50

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(Brassica oleracea) Donated to SSE in 1989 by Ralph Blackwell of Alabama. Ralph's family grew this variety for over a hundred years and his mother used it to make a dish similar to sauerkraut. Plants grow to 2' tall with blue-green leaves and purple stems/veins. Very good eating qualities. 60-80 days.

Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 3-10 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions- Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Can also be direct seeded outdoors 3 months before fall frost. Collards are most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest may continue even after snow.