With a first picking after just 10 weeks or so let Collard Vates grow on and look forward to wonderful large, dark green leaves that are slightly crumpled. They have a super mild cabbage flavour & are fantastic grown as spring or summer greens. Sow in March to May for harvesting from June onwards. Autumn sow in mild areas too Price for 20 seeds
SOW: March to May to harvest from June onwards. In mild areas you can also sow in the autumn. Star the seeds approximately 1cm deep in modules or a seed bed
GROW: when large enough to handle you can transplant, after hardening off, and space them at 30-40cm apart. Vates is a vigorous collard that you can start to take a harvest from in just over 10 weeks. Collards cope well with summer heat; not needing as much watering as other veg.
EAT: very young leaves can be added to salads. This nutritious veg can be boiled or steamed, allow plenty of time. They are Ideal for cooking in a stew as they do not disintegrate. Blanche before freezing and then you can fry straight from frozen.