80 DAYS. An Old-Timers favorite known as "Cabbage Collards". An heirloom variety traditionally grown in the South for many years. Plants reach 30 - 36 inches tall, producing abundantly, and the greens are unsurpassed for fresh collard taste. Blue-green leaves with a light green vein. Cabbage like flavor when boiled or steamed. Fast growing plants that are tolerant of both heat and cold. Great fall plant. The flavor is sweetened by some frost.
LIGHT: Full Sun
PLANTING TIME: Early Spring and late Summer
GERMINATION TEMPERATURE: 55F-70F
SEED DEPTH: 1/4" deep
PLANT SPACING: Thin seedlings to 18" apart
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days depending upon growing conditions.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE: Collard greens, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anticancer properties. Although boiling reduces the level of the anticancer compounds, steaming, microwaving, and stir frying does not result in significant loss. Collards and other brassicas are also a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.
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