Top Chop is one of the most bolt-resistant collard varieties we’ve seen yet! They are extremely cold-tolerant and work well in the overwinter slot. Top Chop collard is a hybrid variety that displays great uniformity, has an upright habit, and has large wide leaves for a bountiful harvest. Plant in the fall and harvest collards continually throughout the winter. Great for the home and market gardeners; Top Chop collards have beautiful dark green smooth leaves. Brassica oleracea. 74 days to maturity
Top Chop Collard may be direct-seeded or transplanted, depending on the desired harvest. Direct seed if smaller heads and single-cut harvests are desired. Using a walk-behind planter, densely plant rows of collards and cut before plants reach full size. If larger, full-size leaves are desired, we suggest transplanting. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing and prevents seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant.
We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Collard transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Top Chop Collard Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed or transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 1/2″
Row Spacing: 2-3′
Days to Maturity: 74
Disease Resistance: n/a
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