A close relative of kale and other vegetable greens such as turnip, mustard, and beet, collard greens are most familiar to Americans who practice Southern cooking. However, collards were a staple of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Collards have more nutritional value and better flavor when cooked, and collard greens are a new favorite of nutritionists for their remarkably high fiber, mineral, and vitamin content.
Collards are among the easiest vegetables to grow.
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Scientific Name: Brassica Oleracea
Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)
In the next section, we'll show you how to grow collards.
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