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Product Description:

60 days. A much improved Vates selection. Dark green and large, the cabbage-like leaves retain their springtime eating quality up to 2 weeks longer than other Vates types. Try Champion braised with a touch of olive oil and garlic.
Soil Temp for Germ 55–75°F
Seed Depth ¼”
Seed Spacing 1–3″
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 12–24″
Row Spacing 18–36″
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 250
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica oleracea, Acephala Group Collards are among the best vegetable sources of vitamin K. This nutrient is said to limit neuronal damage in the brain, aiding in the prevention, or delaying onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Collards are a cool-season crop that performs best in spring and fall
• In wet climates, ensure adequate plant spacing to reduce pest and disease issues

Direct Sowing
• Cover seed with loose soil, vermiculite, or sifted compost and water evenly
• Sow June—July for a fall crop

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Work in 1/2 cup of TSC’s Complete fertilizer around each plant
• Start May—July for transplanting June—August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Common diseases: Leaf spot, black rot, fungal diseases, mold, mildew, club root
• Disease prevention: Dispose of diseased material, proper crop rotation of 3-4 years, apply Greencure® for mildews

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest leaves from the bottom up at any size
• Cool weather and frost brings out best flavor
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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