“Merritt” Perennial Tree Collard (1)

$16.00

Merritt Collards are a new perennial variety of collard greens that grow enormous leaves year after year. We have found them to be very vigorous plants with leaves over 2′ long and half a pound in weight. The mother plant was a chance seedling at Merritt College in Oakland. Please see below for a full description. Free Shipping.

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We currently (Oct 10) have a few Merritt collards in stock. If they are out of stock when you visit please subscribe to get an e-mail notification about the next time they are available- we hope to have more again soon. Thank you very much!

Merritt Collards are a new perennial variety of collard greens that grow enormous leaves year after year. We have found them to be very vigorous plants with leaves over 2′ long and half a pound in weight. The mother plant was a chance seedling from Merritt College in Oakland. They are hardy to at least 25° Fahrenheit, maybe colder and are propagated by cuttings. They do have a tendency to flower in the spring. Ours are not currently showing signs of flowering, but your plants may produce flowers later in the spring. If so, let them flower and set some seeds, then remove the flower stalk and they will resume vigorous leaf growth. They tend to make a very strong central stalk, and are more compact than purple tree collards. The greens are delicious.

Like other collard greens, Merritt collards are very nutritious. They are high in Vitamins B1, B2, B9, C, and beta-Carotene. They are also a great source of fiber.
They can be propagated by cuttings once you get your first plant established.
Please note that while we hope that every plant we ship thrives in your garden, we cannot be responsible for plants that freeze or get cooked in your mailbox or suffer for any other reason outside of our control. If they arrive damaged from the post office please photograph and contact us within 24 hours of receipt. Please only order if you’ll be home for the next couple weeks to receive them when they arrive. We generally ship plants within a week of your order, and they should arrive 2-4 days after they ship. We hope you enjoy your plants!