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Heirloom Champion Collard Seeds | Grow Champion Collards


 
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The Champion Collard is a frost tolerant variety that is very vigorous. Produces large, dark green leaves with a mild cabbage-like flavor.

Average time to maturity: 68 days


Detailed planting instructions:

Direct seed about three months before expected fall frost. Plant seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 18 to 30 inches apart. Thin to 12 to 18 inch spacings. Eat or transplant thinnings.

For spring crops, start plants inside about 8 weeks before the last frost, and transplant when they are about 6 weeks old. Set transplants 12 inches apart, rows 18 to 24 inches apart.

Plant direct-seeded crops 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart 3 weeks before last frost. Thin to 12 to 18 inches apart.

Mulch overwintering plants.

Collards don't seem to be as troubled by pests as most other cole crops. Use floating row covers to help protect from early insect infestations.

To help reduce disease, do not plant collards or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.


HARVESTING

All green parts of the plant are edible and may be harvested at any time during the growing season. Plants grown 6 inches apart can be cut at ground level when they reach 6 to 10 inches in height. As an alternative method of harvesting, you can pick the large leaves when the plants are 10 to 12 inches high.

This harvesting method allows the younger leaves to develop for later use. Some gardeners prefer the young, tender leaves and cut the inner rosette of young growth. This "loose head" may be blanched by tying the outer leaves together to keep out the sun. Frost improves the flavor in the fall



SAVING SEEDS

If you want to save the seeds from your collard greens, just leave some of the flowering plants alone to form seed pods. You'll be able to identify them easily once they form because they look almost like green beans. In fact, some people even eat them. The pods can be left to dry right on the plant in the same way you would leave bean pods to dry. Once dry, store them in a paper bag until you plant them. Cutting off the stem of the plant while it's blooming and planting it won't work. Collard greens are best grown from seed or by purchasing seedlings inexpensively from a nursery.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains vitamins A, C, and other nutrients.


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Love it all May 8, 2014
Reviewer: Miranda Morgan from Statesville, NC United States  
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Champion Collard April 27, 2014
Reviewer: Sonia Galasso from deepwater, NJ United States  
Just planted but there a couple sprouts showing already

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Great company November 1, 2013
Reviewer: Jesse Blades from Kentwood, LA United States  
Got them in the ground and they have sprouted wonderfully!

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great product! September 15, 2013
Reviewer: jessi from millville, NJ United States  
I Bought an array of items and I
am more than happy with the whole pick. I bought them for my bug out bag and I bought enough to feed five families.
I was amazed that they pack them in Mylar bags so they keep fresh longer. I am excited to plant them however most of them will not be tested until the real test comes. I am very happy that the amount of seed i bought is such a small light load I can feel secure that My family can survive in any situation for long term.

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Advice and Seeds September 3, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from LA United States  
We are a middle school studying science.  Your customer service and seeds have enabled us to start a fall garden to teach our children that food doesn't come from plastic bags marked "Hot Fries!"  The information and advice you gave were some of the best ever from any company ever dealt with.  Thank you so very much

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