Morris Heading- Collard Greens Seeds
Days to Full Maturity: 85 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 250
Morris Heading Collard Greens is a Southern tradition for top quality collard greens. These collards are a heavy producer of nutritiously rich, crumpled, loose, heavy heads on short stems that develop late in the growing season. Morris Heading Collard Greens is a compact heirloom with an intense blue-green, waxy, tender leaves. Morris Heading collards have a flavorful, smooth, mild, cabbage-like flavor that is delectable when steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or even added raw into salads. These collards form leaves that measure to 10-18” from a plant that can get to 3’ tall. Leaves mature as early as 80 days.
How to grow:
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. Sow seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Seeds need soil temperatures between 50-75 degrees F to germinate. Sow 3 seeds every 18 inches, with rows 2 ft. apart. Thin all but the strongest seedlings. This plant is ideal for raised beds but can be grown in containers and grow bags. For smaller plants, plant a few seeds every 12″ and 1/4 deep; later remove all but the strongest plant. If you need bigger plants, space them 2′ apart. For companion planting benefits, plant collards with tomatoes. Collards do best in full sun, but can also be grown in partial shade.