Purple Tree Collard Cuttings

Of the 5 purple tree collard cuttings I had last summer, I only had 2 successful plants.  They did very well over the winter and by spring they had lots of little new growths along the stems.

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This spring I have attempted to make more cuttings with the new growth.

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I also wanted to see if I could propagate with just one leaf…and to my surprise, it actually produced it’s own little sprout.  What an amazing plant!

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Here is my first batch of fresh tree collard leaves.  The bigger leaves were slightly bitter, but the smaller and younger ones were really good.  I think this will become one of my favorite greens to cook with this year.

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