Morris Heading Collards
Morris Heading Collard Greens is a variety of collard greens (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) that is popular in many regions of the United States. It is a cool-season crop that is often grown in the fall and winter months, although it can also be grown in the spring.
The Morris Heading Collard Greens plant is a biennial that can grow up to 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. It produces large, broad leaves that can be harvested when they are young and tender, usually between 55 and 65 days after planting. The leaves have a slightly bitter, earthy flavor and are high in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium and iron.
This variety of collard greens is named after Morris, a small town in Georgia that is known for its collard green festival. The Morris Heading Collard Greens plant is known for producing large, upright heads of leaves that are easy to harvest and cook with.
When growing Morris Heading Collard Greens, it is important to choose a location that gets partial to full sun and has well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. The plants should be watered regularly and fertilized with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Watch for pests such as aphids, flea beetles, and cabbage worms, and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Harvest the leaves when they are young and tender, and avoid letting them become too mature or they may become tough and bitter.
Seeds per pack: 40
Choose a planting location: Morris Heading Collard Greens prefer a location that gets partial to full sun and has well-draining soil. The soil should also be rich in organic matter. Prepare the soil by incorporating compost or aged manure a few weeks before planting.
Plant the seeds: Morris Heading Collard Greens can be planted directly in the garden, or started indoors and then transplanted. Plant the seeds ¼ inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. Once the seedlings have grown to 3 to 4 inches tall, they can be thinned to 12 to 18 inches apart.
Water the plants regularly: Morris Heading Collard Greens need consistent moisture to grow well. Water the plants regularly and deeply, especially during dry spells. However, avoid overwatering, as this can cause root rot.
Fertilize the plants: Collard greens are heavy feeders, and Morris Heading Collard Greens are no exception. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season.