Collard greens are vegetables that are members of the cabbage family, but are also close relatives to kale. Dark green leaved collard that is gaining a reputation for its vigor, uniformity, and high yields. The 16-23 inch, smooth broad-leaved plants are very slow to bolt, offering longer, more dependable harvests. An excellent variety of cutting greens with a mild, sweet flavor. Rapid regrowth after harvest.
Seed outdoors as soon as weather and soil conditions permit. Cover seed lightly with soil, 6 – 7 seeds per 30 cm (1 ft) of row. Average garden soil and a sunny location are ideal. Thin to 30 cm (1 ft) apart when 7 cm (3 in) high. For earlier Collards start indoors 7 to 10 days in advance of intended date for moving the plants to the garden. Grows very quickly so do not much earlier than this! Germinates best at 21 C (70 F) in 7 to 10 days. Reduce temperature after germination to 15 C (65 F) and provide additional light to help prevent stretching and to tone up plants before transplanting outside. Several sowings of Collards 10 days apart ensure a fresh supply into fall.