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'Old Timey Blue' Collards

'Old Timey Blue' Collards

Regular price $3.75 Sale

Brassica oleracea

Origin: Alabama

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~100

Germination tested 12/2022: 85%

Life cycle: Biennial

We're really excited about this heirloom collard with a unique blue appearance. The broad green-blue leaves have purplish-pink veins, and grow to 2’ long. The flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel tender, especially after a frost (which also accentuates the blue and pink colors). This variety was donated to Seed Saver’s Exchange in 1989 by Ralph Blackwell of Alabama. In his donation letter, Ralph described how this variety had been grown by his family for over a hundred years, and that his mother made a fermented sauerkraut from the leaves.

This seed comes to us from Restoration Seeds in Oregon.