- Known for its lack of purpling
- Grows to 2 feet tall
- Excellent variety for boiling
- Bolt and frost resistant
- 60-80 days
- ±7,000 seeds/oz
(Brassica oleracea) (aka Blue Stem, Vates Non-Heading) Developed by and named for the Virginia Truck Experiment Station. Dark green leaves on upright 24-inch plants. Known for lack of purpling in veins and leaves. Excellent variety for boiling. Bolt and frost resistant. 60-80 days. ±7,000 seeds/oz.
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.