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Heirloom variety. Beautiful and delicious blue leaves with purple spines. Hardy, resistant to diseases and much bigger in size than other kale varieties.
Harvest baby or full-grown size leaves. Their taste is even better after frost.
This variety entered Canada around 1885 with Russian traders.
Pkt : 250 seeds.
You may be more familiar with traditional round cabbages. But once you discover collard, there is no going back! A distinguished member of the Brassica family, collard is grown for its large leaves, less curly than kale.
It can be used in a variety of ways : soups, salads, sautés, stews, pasta, juices, etc. Very nutritious, it is also an excellent source of calcium and iron.
Easier to grow than cabbage, it is a vigorous green that can withstand frost. It will even be more tastier in the cold months.
Tip : If you let collard overwinter in the garden, protected under a layer of mulch, you will harvest a provision of seeds in the following spring.