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.
Please note current photo is a generic collards photo.