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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- Brussels sprouts a risky crop option for Georgia farmers
- Swiss chard: highly ornamental and wonderfully edible
- The Brassicas are taking center stage with kale, mustards and collards
- Healthier eating, better tracking results in more produce-related foodborne illness cases
- Novice gardeners should learn the lingo before ordering from seed catalogs
- UGA releases 2014 Farmgate Value Report: Beef's up, cotton's down and chicken's still on top
- Plan your garden with food safety in mind
- Kale a viable option for Georgia's fall gardeners
- UGA expert offers advice for new small-scale farmers
- 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.