Georgia Southern Collard Seed
Todd's Seeds is proud to present the Georgia Southern Collard Seed, a traditional favorite in Southern cuisine and a staple in gardens across many regions. This heirloom variety is renowned for its large, dark blue-green leaves and a hearty, cabbage-like flavor. Georgia Southern collards are known for their tolerance to both heat and cold, making them a versatile choice for a variety of growing conditions. These collards are not only flavorful but also highly nutritious, offering a bountiful harvest perfect for cooking, sautéing, and traditional slow-cooked dishes.
- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for direct sowing in early spring or late summer for a fall harvest.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds 12-18 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 10-14 days at temperatures of 60-70°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Keep soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** A balanced fertilizer can be applied for optimal growth.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest leaves from the bottom of the plant as needed, allowing the center to continue growing.
Georgia Southern Collards are packed with health-promoting nutrients:
- **Rich in Vitamins and Minerals:** Especially high in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium and iron.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains phytonutrients that support overall health.
- **Dietary Fiber:** Aids in digestion and supports heart health.
- **Low in Calories:** An excellent addition to a health-conscious diet.
Georgia Southern collards are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen:
- **Cooking:** Traditionally slow-cooked with ham hocks or bacon, but also excellent sautéed or steamed.
- **Salads:** Young leaves can be used fresh in salads.
- **Versatile Green:** Can be incorporated into soups, stews, and casseroles.
**Simple Recipe: Classic Southern-Style Collards**
Savor the traditional taste of the South with this collard greens recipe.
- 1 lb Georgia Southern collard greens, washed and chopped
- 3 slices of bacon or ham hock
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- Salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar
1. In a large pot, cook bacon or ham hock until browned.
2. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until translucent.
3. Add collard greens, broth, and seasonings.
4. Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours until greens are tender.
5. Adjust seasoning and serve hot.
The Georgia Southern Collard Seed from Todd's Seeds is a must-have for anyone looking to grow a hardy, flavorful, and nutritious green in their garden. Perfect for traditional Southern dishes or adding a nutritional boost to modern cuisine.
1 Packet: 5g
1 Gram ~ 300 seeds
1 Pound ~ 134,400 seeds