Leafy, green vegetable – heat tolerant so a good substitute for kale and cabbage in tropical areas. For best flavor and texture, leaves should be picked before they reach their maximum size. Collards are also among the most heat tolerant of cole crops.
Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin-A (222% of RDA per 100 g) and carotenoid anti-oxidants such as lutein, carotenes, zea-xanthin, crypto-xanthin, etc. These compounds are scientifically found to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is also essential for healthy vision
Easy to grow.
Harvest in 60-80 days
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed.
Best planted at soil temperatures between 8°C and 30°C.
Space plants: 40-50cm
Plant seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 18 to 30 inches apart. Thin to 12- to 18-inch spacings. Eat or transplant thinnings.
Maintenance and care:
Mulch overwintering plants.Collards don’t seem to be as troubled by pests as most other cole crops. Use floating row covers to help protect from early insect infestations.
To help reduce disease, do not plant collards or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.
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