An heirloom variety that is a long-standing and slower in developing seed stalks. A hardy plant, bolt resistant, producing rich blue green leaves and growing to an average height of 3 feet tall. Champions widely adapted to nearly all growing regions in the United States. A variety that hold in the field up to two weeks longer than other varieties for an extended harvest.
Champions produce plentiful greens from spring through late fall. Collards prefer cooler temperatures and thus make a good spring and fall crops. They become extremely sweet after a frost, and last in the garden unprotected beyond December. For a hearty cold season supply, start indoors in early July, transplant in August and let grow until first frost date. In a mild fall, they will continue to grow if harvested regularly.