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Vates

Brassica oleracea viridis
HOW TO GROW COLLARDS

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 3 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 13 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Harvest from the bottom of the stem up. Will over winter in most areas. Collards are most tender and delicious after frost. Waxy leaf surface reduces cabbage worms, row cover at transplant if needed. Harvest leaves from the bottom up, cool quickly, dunk in cold water to wash, store at 32˚F. Soil pH 5.0-8.5. Hardiness zones 7. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 7,000 seeds per ounce. Average 112M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4-1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-75˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 24-36”
Days To Maturity 75
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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This is the heirloom Vates variety that Champion collards originates from. Has slightly wavier leaves. Praised as the “new dwarf strain” in the 1950s. Thick tender upright green leaves. Upright plant can reach 14–22”. Consistent performer, good market variety, slow to bolt. Best as a fall crop, harvest greens throug...
This is the heirloom Vates variety that Champion collards originates from. Has slightly wavier leaves. Praised as the “new dwarf strain” in the 1950s. Thick tender upright green leaves. Upright plant can reach 14–22”. Consistent performer, good market variety, slow to bolt. Best as a fall crop, harvest greens through November in New England and all winter in the Pacific Northwest. Sauté with garlic and olive oil or steamed with butter. Excellent in soups, stews and southern fair, nutritious, cooked flavor similar to sprouting broccoli. Tags: Color: Green, Specialty: Bolt Resistant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Summer.
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  • Vates collards image####

Vates

Brassica oleracea viridis
This is the heirloom Vates variety that Champion collards originates from. Has slightly wavier leaves. Praised as the “new dwarf strain” in the 1950s. Thick tender upright green leaves. Upright plant can reach 14–22”. Consistent performer, good market variety, ...
This is the heirloom Vates variety that Champion collards originates from. Has slightly wavier leaves. Praised as the “new dwarf strain” in the 1950s. Thick tender upright green leaves. Upright plant can reach 14–22”. Consistent performer, good market variety, slow to bolt. Best as a fall crop, harvest greens through November in New England and all winter in the Pacific Northwest. Sauté with garlic and olive oil or steamed with butter. Excellent in soups, stews and southern fair, nutritious, cooked flavor similar to sprouting broccoli. Tags: Color: Green, Specialty: Bolt Resistant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Summer.
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HOW TO GROW COLLARDS

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 3 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 13 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Harvest from the bottom of the stem up. Will over winter in most areas. Collards are most tender and delicious after frost. Waxy leaf surface reduces cabbage worms, row cover at transplant if needed. Harvest leaves from the bottom up, cool quickly, dunk in cold water to wash, store at 32˚F. Soil pH 5.0-8.5. Hardiness zones 7. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 7,000 seeds per ounce. Average 112M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4-1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-75˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 24-36”
Days To Maturity 75
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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