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Collard Seeds - Morris Heading HEIRLOOM - 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

Grow Heirloom Collards - Plant Morris Heading Collard Seeds

"Morris Heading" is an heirloom variety that has been used in the southern cuisine for decades. Slow to bolt, tolerant to heat and cold, "Morris Heading" Collards produce heavy heads on short stems. Its taste is similar to that of a cabbage and contains numerous important nutrients. 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:Collard Seeds - Morris Heading
    Botanical Name:Brassica oleracea
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Leafstalk Vegetable, Heavy Heads and Short Stems
    Features:Heirloom
    Fruit Size:24-36 inches
    Days to Maturity:75 Days
    Plant Spacing:8-15 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:128, 000
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant Collard Greens

    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 Collard Greens

    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, 1/4 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 1/4 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 Collard Greens

    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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