Collard, Ole Timey Blue
- Plants grow to 2 feet tall
- Blue-green leaves with purple stems & veins
- Very good eating qualities
- 60-80 days
(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.