These plants are very similar to Purple Tree Collards except they don’t have the purple coloration and their flavor is a bit milder like a traditional annual collard. They are vigorous plants, growing to 4-6 feet in several years. However, they flower readily in the spring which slows down leaf production. They are hardy to around 25° F.
Although they appear similar while young, at maturity, they are significantly different than Merritt Tree Collards. Merritt Tree Collards are bushier, have much larger leaves (up to 2+ feet long), have fatter stalks, and darker green leaves. Merritt Tree Collards also bloom less in the spring, whereas green tree collards typically bloom for 4 months from Spring into early Summer. They are both exciting plants to grow in the garden.
We generally ship on Tuesdays and you should receive your plant(s) approximately three-four days after they are shipped. Please be mindful of your local weather conditions when ordering. Your young plant(s) may be damaged by freezing or hot weather. We cannot be responsible for plants that freeze or get fried in the mail. If there is a defect with your order due to our packaging or a long delay from the post office please take a photo of your plants immediately and contact us within 24 hours of receipt of your shipment.