Collard, Champion (Brassica oleracea) - 100 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zone: 3-12
This hardy collard is frost tolerant, very vigorous, and great for spring or summer greens. Wildly adapted, this variety holds up well in the garden and produces large dark green leaves with a mild cabbage-like flavor.
Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, a rich source of vitamin K, and a good source of iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. They also contain thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and choline.
For a spring crop, direct sow the seeds 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. For a fall crop, direct sow the seeds 6-8 weeks before the first fall frost. For smaller plants, plant a few seeds every 12" and 1/4" deep, later removing all but the strongest plant. For larger plants, space them 2" apart. Begin gathering the leaves when the plant reaches 10-12" high taking the outer leaves first.