Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. viridis
Days to Maturity: 50–80 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial, grown as annual. Can tolerate freezes (down to 20°F) and summer heat better than other greens.
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall, 18″ wide
Variety Information: Large, cabbage-like, blue-green, slightly crumpled leaves. Collards are a non-head-forming cabbage. ‘Georgia Southern’ is also known as ‘True Southern’, ‘Southern’, ‘True Georgia’, ‘Creole’, and ‘Georgia Green’.
Attributes: Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–85°F. Mild Climates: Fall sowing for winter bloom is recommended.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A pinch of 20–30 seeds every 6″
Thinning: Not required