Collard Greens - Vates - Heirloom Seeds
Vates type collards is a very high yielding leafy green. It is also disease and frost resistant and are slow to bolt. 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. Dark green, slick and crumpled leaves on vigorous spreading plant.
Name: Vates Collards
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
Other Common Names: Blue Stem
Color: Dark Blue-Green
Size: 34" tall
Days to Maturity: 75 Days
Sun / Shade: Sun / Partial Shade
Hardiness Zones: All Zones
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow seeds in well-drained soil in a sunny location. These will tolerate some shade but they prefer sun and cool weather; so, they are an excellent choice for fall gardening. Sow 1/4-1/2" deep and space plants 12-24" apart, depending on what size heads you want. Allow 2-3' between rows.
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