Soil Preference: PH level of 6 to 6.5, rich soil with organic matter is best.
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full or Partial Sun
Diseases/pests: Susceptible to slugs, snails, and cabbage root maggots.
Color: Dark green leaves with yellow stems.
Flavor: similar to spinach and beet
The Georgia Southern variety of Collards is a crop that is high in calcium and resistant to light frost. The Georgia Southern is an annual crop and reaches maturity 65 days after being planted. The seeds produce leaves that have a mild, cabbage-like flavor, that can be sweetened if exposed to a light frosting while growing.
This variety of Collards prefers full sun and will need an inch to an inch and a half of water each week while growing. Because wet leaves can spread disease throughout the plant, it's advised to water at soil level, or to water in the morning if doing so from above the plant. This will give the leaves an opportunity to dry throughout the day. After 65 days, the crops will be ready for harvesting. You may harvest the entire plant, or just pick the leaves at the bottom of the plant as needed to allow the buds to continue producing
Huge, cabbage-like, blue-green, slightly crumpled, juicy leaves. Non-heading type. Heat and cold tolerant. Slow to bolt. 2 to 3 feet tall. High in Vitamin A, B1, B2, and C. Good freezing and canning variety.