Collard Green Flash by Renee's Garden

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Gourmet Collards: Green Flash

Easy to grow Green Flash forms dense, 18 inch tall rosettes of thick, tender, big paddle-shaped leaves. This top-notch variety offers uniformity, vigor, high yields and bolt resistance for rapid regrowth and longer, more dependable harvests. Cut the handsome leaves often to enjoy their flavorful, sweet taste as succulent cooked greens. Mild, nutty-tasting collards are one of the most fiber and vitamin-rich vegetables you can grow in your home garden.
Seed Count: Approx. 138 / Weight: 0.75 gms / F-1 Hybrid


As soon as ground can be worked in spring, prepare a well-drained, fertile garden bed in full sun. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds, each group 12 to 18 inches apart. Cover 1/4 inch deep and keep soil evenly moist to ensure good germination. When several inches tall, thin to 1 seedling per group so plants have growing room. Mulch growing plants well to retain moisture. Keep well weeded and watered. Sow again in mid to late summer for another cold hardy crop.


Sow seeds in a container of seed starting mix 2 inches apart and cover 1/4 inch deep. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall then plant outdoors when danger of frost is over. Transplant seedlings into rich, fertile soil 12 to18 inches apart.



Begin harvesting large individual outer leaves when plants have 6 to 8 big leaves. Enjoy tasty and highly nutritious collards cooked up in traditional Southern style. Or, chop the leaves and wilt them briefly in hot olive oil with garlic, then add little stock and cook until just tender, sprinkling with fresh lemon juice before serving.