HEIRLOOM. Georgia Southern, aka True Southern or Creole, collards were introduced around 1880. These 2- to 3-foot tall plants have blue-green, slightly savoyed leaves with a tender texture and cabbage-like flavor. Tolerant of heat, cold, and poor soils for an easy harvest almost anywhere.
For a spring crop, Georgia Southern collards can be started indoors up to 10 weeks before the final frost date and transplanted out 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or direct-seeded in the garden 4 weeks before the last frost. For a fall harvest, direct-seed in mid- to late summer. Full-sized leaves will be ready to harvest in about 70 days from seeding. 1.75 gram packet contains approximately 490 seeds.