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Ellen Felton Dark Collard

SKU: 0154A
$3.95 to $9.45

Item Details

A favorite of Seed Savers Exchange staff! This heirloom collard dates to at least 1935 and produces green, elliptical, tender leaves with a sweet, slightly fruity taste. The plants measure 15-22" tall by 22-35" wide and fare well in low temperatures. It was originally grown by Ellen Felton of Beaufort County, North Carolina, and acquired by Seed Savers Exchange from the USDA in 2016.

  • 60-80 days from transplant
  • Organic
  • Sweet, slightly fruity taste
  • Fares well in low temperatures

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Can also be direct seeded outdoors 3 months before fall frost. Collards are most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest may continue even after snow.

  • Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
  • Germination: 3-10 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart
  • Light: Full Sun

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The best collards!


Easy to grow, excellent taste, tender texture. Grows in the heat of southern climates. Just keep well watered.