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Brassica oleracea ssp. Acephala Group 'Georgia Collards'

Georgia Collards

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Brassica oleracea ssp. Acephala Group 'Georgia Collards'
Principal Common Name Georgia Collards
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description Cabbage-related plants, straight stemmed, loose-leaved plants with thick edible leaves. Tender, calcium-rich blue-green leaves will withstand light frost. Flavor is mild and cabbage-like improving with a light frost.
General Comments Planted in autumn or early spring, harvest before summer heat turns leaves bitter. Avoid areas where any of the cabbage family members were grown the previous year.
Origin
Nativity Asia
Height Range 1 - 2 FT
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Blue-green : Dark Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Puckered : Thick
Form Edible
Flower Color
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Foliage

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