Collard greens grow and care – leaf vegetable plant of the species Brassica oleracea also known as Collard . Collard greens annual to perennial plant and also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.
Collard greens leaves
Leaves are wavy oval the color can be: green, green blue or purple. It’s possible to eat in the summer but sometimes in summer the leaves become little bit bitter.
Flower color yellow, small flowers grow on inflorescence.
Collard greens for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
VIDEO How to grow Collard greens growing and care:
Clean Larvae from the leaves, sometime the plant need physically support
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Vegetative recommend to Collard tree
Difficulties or problems when growing: Sensitive to hot temperature, Pieris (butterfly) consume big amount of leaves
Spring / Autumn / Winter Planting season:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera) Pests and diseases:
Pruning season: When it’s start to bloom unless you want the seeds
How to prune:
Prune the beginning of the inflorescence
Size of the plant? 0.3-2m, 12-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement:
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Summer Bloom season:
General information about the flower: Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom: Recommend to trim unless you want to save the seeds
Pollination is done by: Bees, butterfly
Grow from seeds
Sowing requirement: Not recommend sowing the collard tree because you never know what will be,
Small black seeds
Saving seeds until sowing: Dry, Cold temperature
Sowing season: Spring / Autumn
20-30 cm Planting spacing:
Depth of Sowing: 1-2 cm
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist, drained soil, not too much warm temperature
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water
Germination time: 3-20 days
Condition of seedling: Fertilized ground, light shade, regular watering, and cold temperature
Do the seeds require burying? No
Collard tree – big collard, size can be 2 m’, big leaves green or purple, grow only from cutting
Collard Vates – light green and tender leaves
Georgia Collard – green – blue leaves, soft
Champion Collards – white stems, dark green leaves Vegetative Reproduction
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Collard greens? Cutting – for the collard tree
Spring / Winter The best time for vegetative reproduction in Collard greens:
2-5 weeks How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
Put the cutting in water and change the water frequently or moist soil shade and vegetative hormones What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Collard greens?
Leaves harvesting season: All year, less in the summer
Trim in the base of the leaf next to the stem How to harvest the leaves?
Information about leaves: Leaves color: green, green blue or purple, the shape are oval and the leave can be in the size the leaves become little bitter in the summer
Uses of Collard greens leaves: Salad, cooked stir fry
Scientific name: Brassica oleracea convar. acephala
Spring flowers Summer flowers
Cooked Eaten raw Leafy vegetables Salad Stuffed or Wrapped
Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate
Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
Average growing plants Fast growing plants
Annual plant Evergreen Herbaceous Leaf plant Perennial plant
Colored leaves Edible plants Ornamental plants
Autumn Planting Spring Planting Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
Full sun Plants Part shade Plants
Big amount of water Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 2 Hardiness zone 3 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9