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The Mythical Collard Green Tree

Did you know there’s such a thing as a collard green tree? (Technically referred to as “Tree Collards”)

Years ago I visited an aunt in California who had one in her backyard, but you don’t hear much about them on this side of zone 9.

They’ve taken on an almost mythical quality, as they are not only rare in this area but they defy the typical growth cycle of ground collards.

They often provide harvests year round instead of just the fall/winter season, producing in temperatures as low as 20 degrees and as high as 115.

Thanks to one of my amazing garden buddies, I finally got my hands on one.

I’m going to let the root system develop in this pot a little more before transplanting it into the ground. If you read my article in @texasgardenermagazine (link in bio) about collard greens then you know how excited I am.

Of course I’ll keep my garden buddies updated on its progress!

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