Tiger’s a favorite in the south, where collard is culinary king. Expect a royal crop of hardy, upright plants packed with slightly savoyed, thick, blue-green leaves. ‘Tiger’ stands out for flavor and high ratio of blade to stalk. Plants eagerly regrow: so you can enjoy harvest after harvest of this tasty kale cousin.
Donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 1989 by Ralph Blackwell of Alabama. Ralph's family grew this variety for over a hundred years and his mother used it to make a dish similar to sauerkraut. Plants grow to 2' tall with blue-green leaves and purple stems/veins. Very good eating qualities.
This hybrid variety originating in Portugal produces wide, blue-green leaves with a prominent white midrib. It is heat resistant and it welcomes the colder months with a sweeter and more nutritious harvest of greens. The leaves are traditionally used in soups and stews such as Caldo Verde, the national soup of Portugal.