PlantsBrassicas→Collards (Brassica oleracea var. viridis 'Georgia')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Brassica oleracea var. viridis Accepted
Brassica oleracea var. acephala Synonym

Also sold as:
Georgia Southern

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: USA
Days to harvest: 70

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet or more
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flower Color: Yellow
Uses: Vegetable
Cooked greens
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Various insects


Photo gallery:
By GaNinFl
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Location: My YardDate: 2020-02-21Today’s harvest
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Location: Outdoors, full sunDate: 03-16-2010Georgia Collards; Growth, 3 weeks after cutting leaves back to 10
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 2, 2013 12:14 PM

Long the standard in the deep south. Large vigorous plant with wide-spaced leaves. Typically harvested from the bottom up and is sometimes called the walking collard. Not my favorite as the smaller loose-heading varieties are much more tender and flavorful.

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antsinmypants On February 15, 2021 Plant emerged
3 out of 9 emerged.
antsinmypants On February 11, 2021 Seeds sown
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