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Georgia Southern Collards Seeds


This packet sows up to 288 feet.
4.75 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A staple in the South, collards are a nutritious and versatile vegetable that grows in hot or cold regions with ease. 'Georgia Southern' has been enjoyed since the 1800s. The large leaves not only make delicious steamed greens, they also make fantastic wraps (a low-calorie substitute for tortillas), and when young, hearty salad greens. Fall frosts make them sweeter, and they may overwinter, as they can survive temperatures down to 20°F. Excellent container variety.
$2.49 3 grams (~580 seeds)

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. viridis

Days to Maturity: 50–80 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

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: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 55°, ideally 75°-85°F, or 14 to 16 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In mild climates, sow in fall for cool-season harvest.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10 – 15 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18" – 24"

Row Spacing: 24"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18" – 24"

Harvesting: Lower, outer leaves can be harvested as needed, and new leaves will continue to grow. The entire plant can be harvested by cutting at ground level, although, it will not regrow.

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Georgia Southern Collards Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Best to grow

5 out of 5 stars Aug 30, 2019
Georgia southern collard seeds: Easy, Hearty & Delicious !!!!
v from NY

So Yummy!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 7, 2019
This was our first time growing collards. We had a huge success! Growing them ourselves, we had the option to pick them early or wait till they were full grown. So delicious! I quickly saute them & they are ready to eat! Definitely a keeper for our garden!
Leanne Woodall from CA

Wow! Huge, Lovely, Bountiful Leaves! Heat Tolerance Too!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 1, 2020
I planted this variety of collards back in spring and quickly had a bountiful harvest. I expected that perhaps as summer came perhaps it would scale back some. I could not have been more wrong! It continued to grow like a machine ALL summer and now in October is STILL producing! I have collards galore!! It was so easy to sow and grow. I had some flea beetle issues in the spring/early summer and this plant survived it like a pro with no issue. The flea beetles lost, and the collards and myself won! I have given many leaves to family and friends and they comment how incredibly tasty and tender the leaves are at any size. Everyone loves eating this variety!
Cassie from CO


3 out of 5 stars Aug 1, 2021
I bought these collard seeds at my local garden store. The seeds germinated well and were planted in raised beds in the spring. The plants have grown well in the raised beds, and I've harvested leaves several times already. Today, however, when I harvested more leaves I found that the leaves now are prickly, with spike-like protrusions that punctured my hands during harvest and washing. I hadn't noticed this on prior harvests this season, and my local extension service reports not having heard of spikes on collards, suggesting that the seeds were actually for turnips. Well, I can tell a turnip from a collard, but I have to say that I'm not at all happy with the injuries from the spikes and wonder whether there will be an adverse experience after cooking this batch.
GP from MA
Owner Response: HI GP, Sometimes kale or collards can develop fleshy pikes however, why is unknown. They cook off and are no longer sharp.

So many collards!!!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2021
Grew these last year as our winter crop and wow they just kept producing and producing!! Low maintenance and a great performer.
Mary from NC

Excellent Greens!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 15, 2022
I mostly grow in AeroGardens and this by far is the best crop I've had! Grow fast from seed and are tender when cooked. I love this seed so much I have one farm dedicated to growing this year round. We eat greens a lot in my household and I would highly recommend this variety.
Yvette from VA

Excellent germination

5 out of 5 stars Mar 24, 2022
Planted in raised bed about two weeks ago, all have germinated. Will be ordering more from BI for winter crop.
Kelly from AR

giant greens

5 out of 5 stars Jun 11, 2022
these are the best greens seeds I have ever used I will not get them from anywhere else cause I like the way these grow Giant full leaves, with narrow salks an a picture is worth a thousand words
Michael from TX

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