Collard, Morris Heading

 

Collards, Morris HeadingPlant Info

  • Name: “Morris Heading” Collards
  • Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea “Morris Heading”
  • Other Common Name(s): N/A
  • Color: Dark Green
  • Size: Up to 28 inches tall
  • Days to Maturity / Harvest: 85 Days
  • Sun / Shade: Prefers Sun / Will Tolerate Some Shade
  • Hardiness Zones: All Zones
  • Ships: Year-Round

 

“Morris Heading” is an heirloom variety that has been used in the southern cuisine for decades. Slow to bolt, tolerant to heat and cold, “Morris Heading” Collards produce heavy heads on short stems. Its taste is similar to that of a cabbage and contains numerous important nutrients. Collards are a member of the brassica/cabbage family, and its cultivation is similar. Best grown as a fall crop, time your collards to harvest around first frost.

WHEN AND WHERE TO PLANT:

Select a sunny location and plant in the spring when the soil is workable. For best results, loosen soil with spade or fork, fertilize with vegetable food and smooth with rake. Firm soil over seed and keep moist. In mild winter regions plant in late summer for fall and winter harvest.

CARE:

Keep soil moist, weed free and feed every 4-6 weeks.

HARVESTING:

Cook entire above ground part of the plant when young or just tender outer leaves. Flavor is sweetened by cool weather and frost.

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