Frost Only Improves the Flavor!
This “Georgia” style collard is upright and well filled.
Species: oleracea var. acephala
Variety: Tiger Hybrid
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 200 seeds
Days to Maturity: 69
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 200
Plant Height: 2 ft 6 in – 3 ft
Additional Characteristics: Cut-and-Come-Again,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy,?Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Cuisine,?Foliage Interest,?Outdoor,?Winter Interest
You’ll harvest big crops when you grow Tiger, the winter-hardy collard green that regrows quickly when individual leaves are picked. Flavorful, upright, and well filled, it’s a great green in the style of the classic Georgia!
Tiger is known for its fast growth, setting whorled heads with a rich flavor improved by frost and severe cold. Pick the leaves as needed throughout the season; this only stimulates new ones to grow and replace them!
Noted for its high blade-to-stalk ratio, Tiger yields big crops. The flavor is gourmet, the harvest generous. You just can’t go wrong with this cool-season veggie!
Collards are wonderfully tolerant of both heat and cold; in fact, their flavor is sweetened by a little frost. Sow seeds directly in early spring or in late summer for a fall crop; or start indoors 5 to 7 weeks before setting out. If you want tall plants with full-sized leaves to harvest all at once space the seedlings 15 inches apart. For smaller plants with leaves that can be picked as they arise, space them just 6 to 8 inches apart. Pkt is 200 seeds.