Purple Tree Collards rarely set seed, so they are hard to offer for sale. The current seeds we are selling were harvested in the summer of 2019. We are making them available for plant breeding enthusiasts and international customers. Each packet contains approximately 30 seeds. We had over 80% germination rate when we tested them.
For residents of the U.S. interested in growing purple tree collards, we highly recommend that you purchase cuttings or live plants. Plants grown from cuttings will be genetically identical to their mother plant. The variety of purple tree collards we grow here in Berkeley is superior to any other perennial kale or collard green we have come across thus far. However, for international customers who can’t get live plant material shipped to them (We do not ship any live plants/cuttings to foreign addresses) this may be your best bet. These are also recommended for plant breeders in both the US and abroad experimenting with new varieties of brassicas.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee delivery for international orders. Please do your research beforehand to see if customs is likely to confiscate your items. We have successfully shipped to Australia, parts of Asia, parts of Africa, Europe, and Canada, both in a first class package ($20) and in a regular letter envelope ($10). The regular envelope took about two weeks longer to arrive. Shipments of seeds to the UK and Denmark in regular envelopes ($10) arrived in about a week.
Last photo in the gallery is from Chris Lopez, a customer in Australia who is growing out some seeds we sent him. For more photos of his seedlings visit the Facebook page here