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Collards, Vates Non Heading Collard Greens

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Collard, Vates

Vates is Non-Heading Variety of Collard.  Plants tolerant of both hot and cold temperatures and frost makes the leaves taste sweeter. This variety has a compact growth habit and is non-heading and very slow to bolt, known for its lack of purpling. The leaves are a large, slick, crumpled, dark blue-green and tasty with a mild cabbage like flavor, ideal for boiling, canning and freezing. Slow to bolt.

  • Botanical Name - Brassica oleracea
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Days to Maturity: 65-80 Days
  • Height: 24-36" Tall
  • Foliage: Green Blue
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 5-12 Days 
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 90%
  • Lifecycle: Biennial
  • Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Watering: Average to Moderate
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth: 1/4
  • Plant Spacing: 12 inch
  • Row Spacing: 18-36 inch
  • Season of Interest: All

Did you know... Collards are usually grown as an annual, but they are a biennial plant and will produce yellow four-petaled flowers in loose clusters in its second year. Those dry into long capsules known as siliques that contain the tiny seeds.

CLASSIFICATION:  Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Biennial


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