We saved the seeds from our vigorous Merritt Collard plants in Summer of 2017. They germinated in Aug 2017 at over 95%. We are selling them in packages of 30 seeds. They can be shipped in both the US and internationally. In the US shipping is free if you order cuttings and/or plants- otherwise the price of shipping in the US is $5.
Merritt Collards are a perennials brassica plant hardy to 25°, possibly lower. They came from a cutting at Merritt College in Oakland. The original plant probably self seeded on the property- they have numerous brassica species that all bloom at the same time. The plants in our nursery beds are now over two years old and have produced seeds several times. After setting seed in the spring they return to vigorous vegetative growth. They leaves on our plants measure over 2 ft and weigh up to 1/2 a pound.
We doubt that these seeds will be true to type but they will likely produce vigorous leafy brassica plants that may be of interest to plant breeding enthusiasts. They seeded at the same time as our dino collards so they may produce some interesting crosses.
We also occasionally sell rooted cuttings from our Merritt Collards. If you want an exact clone of the Merritt Collards we have growing then we recommend you purchase a rooted plant from us that was grown from a cutting. Our mother plants tend to grow a large central stem with fewer side shoots so we aren’t able to take nearly as many cuttings from them as compared to our purple tree collards (hence we aren’t able to produce many new plants for sale).