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Two Fresh Perennial Green Tree Collard Cuttings
Price is per
Green Tree Collards
You will receive two green tree collard cuttings between 4 and 5 inches tall. Rooting instructions will also be provided.
Tree collards or Brassica oleracea, variety acephala are actually the giant version of regular collard greens, a relative to kale, and a part of the cabbage family – the tall cousin.
Like their ground tall cousins, the collard, tree collards are very nutritious. They are high in protein and have very high calcium content. They provide 8 times more calcium and 4 times more protein than milk.
This superfood can grow all-year round or perennial and can reach to about 8-10 feet, even 12-feet tall, with some claims that 20-year-old-plants reaching up to 20 feet! They grow best when watered regularly and under fall to part shade, which makes it a great addition to your edible garden. They can live for up to 4 to 5 years and even longer. However, it’s best to replace them after 3 years since they absorb high amounts of calcium from the ground. The best way to start rotation is to take cuttings, plant them in new beds, and get them established, before replacing the older trees completely with a different plant.
The collard tree leaves looks and tastes just like the outside leaves of a cabbage, but the leaves don’t head like a cabbage. They are tastier, tenderer, and sweeter in winter and when they experience rain and cooler temperatures, but they thrive well and grow through the summer.
Once the plants are about 4-6 feet tall, it’s best to cut the top foot of the main stem off. This will allow more side branches to grow. If you cut the trees short, their leaves will be smaller and if you let them grow tall, the leaves will be bigger. However, letting them grow very tall is not advisable since strong winds can blow them over. If you plan to keep them tall, then stalk them with a 10-foot pole with a 3-foot base buried underground. We are a full service licensed plant nursery (B2915001).