(Brassica oleracea var. viridis)
Collards are a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the leaves. The wide, smooth, blue-green leaves of collards have a spinach-like flavor and are the highest in nutrients of the dark green, leafy vegetables.
This variety is an improved Vates selection that has dark green large leaves that retain their eating quality up to 2 weeks longer than other Vates types.
A popular, southern USA heirloom variety that withstands both heat and cold. This variety is slow to bolt and does not form heads.
An open-pollinated heirloom variety that forms loose heads of broad blue-green leaves. It is slow to bolt and is tolerant of both heat and cold.
A shorter variety than other collards, Vates is very productive, slow to bolt, and has good heat and frost tolerance.