Collards • كولارد
The Vates variety of Collards is a crop that is high in calcium and resistant to light frost. The Vates is an annual crop and reaches maturity seventy to eighty days after being planted. The seeds are slow bolting and produce non-heading leaves and have a mild, cabbage-like flavor, that can be sweetened if exposed to a light frosting while growing.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
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- Days to Maturity: 75-85 days
Planting Depth: ¼"
- Plant Spacing: 6"
- Row Spacing: 18"
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: PH level of 6 to 6.5, rich soil with organic matter is best.
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to slugs, snails, and cabbage root maggots.
- Color: Dark green leaves with yellow stems.
- Flavor: similar to spinach and beet