Vates Collards

Brassica oleracea | SKU: 1562 P100
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  • 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

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(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.

Learn to Grow Vates 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.

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