Ellen Felton Dark Collard
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
- Sweet, slightly fruity taste
- Fares well in low temperatures
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
Ratings & Reviews
The best collards!
by Ms. Cat
Easy to grow, excellent taste, tender texture. Grows in the heat of southern climates. Just keep well watered.