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Does anyone here have luck with Tree Collards?

Posted by drasaid zone 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 20, 11 at 20:03

I'd like to know, as I have chickens. It would be a great chicken run plant, giving the birds shade and letting me pull older leaves off for them while the height kept the rotters from their usual destruction of all things green. I have some mulberry I'm going to plant out there too (they can eat the low leaves all they want, the tree will be too big for them to wreck.)
Please let me know.


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RE: Does anyone here have luck with Tree Collards?

What is a tree collard?


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RE: Does anyone here have luck with Tree Collards?

I've never heard of a tree collard. Is it a collard greens plant? Showing my ignorance!:)


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Sorry. They are a perennial brassica

The Tree Collard is also known as Walking Stick Kale and Jersey Kale. Here are some links
http://agrowingobsession.com/?p=13776
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZucqWOKZ60E


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RE: Does anyone here have luck with Tree Collards?

Thanks!


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RE: Does anyone here have luck with Tree Collards?

Where do you get this plant.??? It sounds great. Hard to cover in the winter. I wonder how cold hardy it is.


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The best ones, I think, you get with cuttings

There are seeds one can buy, but I suspect the best ones you have to get as live plants or cuttings. Looks like I'll have to get it and then send cuttings to all of you! It may be a while
here, anyhow, are some places to get it
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=3162238
http://www.bountifulgardens.org/products.asp?dept=141

maybe you can get these guys to send you some
http://weirdvegetables.blogspot.com/2010/06/last-of-tree-collards.html


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