Champion collard seeds are cold-hardy member of the cabbage family is grown for cooked greens. Compact, handsome plants with dark-green, cabbage-like, thick leaves are borne on short stems. They are gathered all winter and can be steamed, boiled, or stir-fried well into spring. Treat Champion collard seeds exactly as you would kale seeds. They are both super cold hardy, but can tolerate summer heat no problem. We recommend using the immature leaves of Champion, because when they reach full size, they need a degree of cooking to make them tender again.
Matures in 60-80 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)We regret that no more of this product will be available for 2021. We hope to offer it again next season.
Kale contains higher levels of beta-carotene than any other green vegetable, and is also high in vitamin C and calcium. Collards are not far behind. All are easy to grow, vigorous, nutritious, resistant to cold, and easy to harvest and prepare. And the greens even get sweeter after frost. They are perfect for juicing and a long-lasting green that stores well, delicious in crunchy salads. Continue reading below for some expert tips on how to grow kale and collards.