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Collard Seeds - Champion OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Grows 34 Inches Tall
  • 75 Days to Harvest
  • Will tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Champion is a vigorous improved Vates type collards. Very high yeilding, it is also disease and frost resistant. Collards are a member of the brassica/cabbage family, and its cultivation is similar. Best grown as a fall crop, time your collards to harvest around first frost.
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Champion Collards
    Botanical Name:Brassica oleracea "Champion"
    Type:Open-Pollinated
    Size at Maturity:Up to 34" Tall
    Days to Maturity:75 Days
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Indoor Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:18"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Collard greens are a cool season vegetable, and are often planted in late summer to early autumn for winter harvest in the south.
    • Very cold hardy (harvest can continue right through snow), you will find that frost improves the flavor of collard greens!
    • In more northern areas, collards may be planted mid-to-late summer for an abundant supply of this dark-green leafy vegetable for fall or winter harvest.
    • You can also plant early in the Spring when weather is cool and frost has passed, but make sure to maintain adequate moisture for summer crops.

    How to Grow:

    • Direct sowing Collard seeds is the recommended practice, but it is possible to get a head start on the crops and start indoors.
    • If you want to start indoors, do so 3-4 weeks before last frost, ¼ - ½ inches deep.
    • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F.
    • As soon as seedling emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill, or grow them 3-4 inches under fluorescent lights for 16 hours a day, off for 8 hours.
    • Raise lights as they grow taller.
    • Please note, the plants will need to be accustomed to outside life before transplanting them. You can get them ready for the garden by moving them to a location sheltered from wind and hot sun, bringing them back inside if frost is a threat.
    • Sow directly ¼ to ½ deep into your garden in rows 30 inches apart.
    • Make sure area has well-drained soil in full sun.
    • Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days depending on weather and soil conditions.

    When to Harvest:

    • Harvest whole plants at about 6-8 inches. If sown in the fall, wait until after a light frost to improve flavor.
    • Alternatively, you can pick bottom leaves as needed, and inner buds will continue to produce.
    • Wrap harvested leaves in a damp paper towel and put in a perforated plastic bag to store in refrigerator.

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