Please note that these will not be available until June or July 2020 due to flowering.
This listing is for those who want a couple tries at rooting 2 different tree collards in one order. This packet contains 2 Purple Tree Collard Cuttings and 2 Green Tree Collard Cuttings.
Purple Tree Collards are a perennial collard green that can grow to over 8′ tall. Most people find their flavor superior to that of traditional collard greens. Robust and vigorous plants, they will grow year after year in climates that don’t get below 20° F. In colder regions they can be grown as an annual. Green Tree Collards are similar to purple tree collards, except they don’t have purple leaves or stems. They also generally grow slightly shorter than purple tree collards.
These remarkable plants can be harvested all year round and are delicious sautéd, blended into smoothies, dehydrated into chips, or fermented into kraut. They are packed with nutrients, especially Vitamins B1, B2, B9, C, and beta-Carotene. They are a good source of fiber as well.
All of our cuttings are tip cuttings from young, healthy growth on our mother plants which are grown in fertile, compost rich soil. We never use pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers in our garden.
Please note that the cuttings we are selling do not yet have roots. You will need to place them in moist potting soil and keep them from drying out for the first three to six weeks. Detailed instructions for growing your tree collards will be included with your order. You can also find our videos on Youtube at Project Tree Collard. Most of our customers have had great success with rooting their cuttings. However, we cannot guarantee your success. Please be mindful of the weather in your area when ordering as they may sit in your mailbox for several hours.
Please note that while we hope that every order we ship thrives in your garden, we cannot be responsible for cuttings 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 the cuttings 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 on Tuesdays, and they should arrive 2-4 days after they ship. We hope you enjoy your cuttings!
Please have high quality potting soil and some 4″ or 1 gallon containers on hand for their arrival. Tree collards root best in mild weather conditions and will need sun.