Ole Timey Blue Collards
- Plants grow to 2 feet tall
- Blue-green leaves with purple stems & veins
- Very good eating qualities
- 60-80 days
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.
Learn to Grow Ole Timey Blue Collards
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.
Ratings & Reviews
This variety grows very well in Charlotte NC. Extremely resilient to gardening obstacles, set it and forget it. It even started to re-grow from an uprooted stalk after I tilled over the garden. Die hard with a vengeance!
Ole Timey Blue Collards, Delicious!
Wichita, Kansas Z6 Tasty and productive. This is far and away the most hardy and resilient variety of collards I have ever grown. It survives drought, heat, wet weather and with protection from the drying wind in our area survives the winter. This variety is easily cloned (rooting new plants from stem cuttings of the mother plant). It did well indoors in potting mix, outdoors in the garden, in hydroponics and in aquaponics. It even survives a good amount of cabbage worm pressure coming out on the other side of the season to produce well once again. Insect netting would likely eliminate this pest pressure. Soil, grew well in unimproved hardpacked clay and in improved garden beds equally as well.