Greens — collards, kale, spinach, lettuce, mustard and turnips — are available almost year-round in Georgia with the highest volume harvested from late December through March. On New Year's day, greens are served with black-eyed peas and hog jowls, a southern tradition for good luck. In 2009, 17,543 acres were grown with Colquitt and Tift County leading in production.
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- Impact Statements: Greens
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to greens.
- Leafy Greens
Lesson about leafy greens that explains their nutritional benefits, how to cook and prepare them, how to choose and store them, and how they help protect against heart disease and cancer.
- Potential Phytotoxicity of Rimon on Leafy Greens
Tests were conducted to evaluate the potential phytotoxicity of Rimon on a variety of leafy greens.
- Fruits, Leafy Greens Are Good for the Eyes
WebMD article detailing recent research by a team of UGA researchers on the benefits of leafy greens for vision in old age.