Vates collards have a uniform, compact growth habit with non-heading and slow-bolting plants. The collards mild cabbage flavor make it great for boiling, canning, and freezing. The large blue-green leaves are ready in 75 days and are also frost-resistant.
Plants are available by the 6-pack ($2.99).
Collards need a fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter. Consistent moisture will produce the best quality leaves. For direct sow, plant from early spring to approximately three months before expected fall frost. Begin havesting about two months after planting.
Spring and summer planting. Summer and fall harvest.