Collards Vates



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Brassica oleracea

Similar to kale in terms of origin and nutrition, collards are known as a super food for their high vitamin and mineral content and potential anti-cancer properties.  The name “collard” comes from the word “colewort” (a medieval term for non-heading brassica crops). They are a nutritious open-leaved cabbage for picking through winter and spring; useful for large families as they provide an ongoing large harvest, but also good for small households as they can be picked leaf by leaf as required.  Easy to grow and both heat and frost hardy, we’ve had collards plants that we’ve harvested from for well over a year. The leaves also make great chook fodder.

Vates is a variety developed in the United States around 1950, which forms low, compact plants (height up to 40 cm and spread up to 60 cm).

9 cm pot. Certified organic plant. Usually available autumn to spring.

Freight: Lowest freight rate is currently $13.50 for between one and nine 9cm pots to an urban address. Further charges apply for larger orders, larger plants, or rural addresses. For more info please see our full list of freight and packing charges.

Please note current photo is a generic collards photo.