Re: [gardeners] Fw: Propogating Tree Collards

George Shirley (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 19:32:44

At 06:01 PM 1/17/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Tom wrote:
>> I am not familiar with tree collards.  I assume that this is a Brassica
>> species.  Can anyone help me with this inquiry?  TIA
>I think the person may be referring to the way some of the collard 
>varieties grow in my part of the country. Vates, etc. will grow kinda 
>tree-like with a 3-4 foot central stem that gets 'nude' as you pick 
>leaves up the stem. Other varieties such as Morris Heading don't have 
>this growth habit...they're more cabbage like in their habit.
Come on now! You don't really eat those nasty leaves do you? I never could
stomach, literally, collards or mustard. Never said so before 'cause I was
afraid someone would take my Southron citizenship away. Both collards and
mustard have an odd taste I have never been able to adapt to. Chard,
spinach, and several of the other greens taste fine.