Thibodeau de St-Jules Bean
This variety comes from Angelina Rouleau Boucher (1896), who received it herself from her father-in-law, Joseph-Edouard Boucher from Beauceville, in Quebec. Since then, it has been shared among a few people. René Paquet, volunteer for Seeds of Diversity, is now sharing it with us to prevent the variety from being forgotten for good.
Ideal for traditional baked beans (fèves au four).
Very rare, please share.
Package: 30 seeds
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Latin name : Phaseolus vulgaris
Common names : Bean, bush bean
French : Haricot, haricot du patrimoine
Family : Fabaceae
Plant type : Annual
Height : 30-40 cm
Width : 20-30 cm
Days to maturity : 90 days (dry)
Depth : 2 cm
Germination : 5-12 days
Exposure : Sunny
Planting : Direct to garden after the last frost, usually in early June for Montreal
Plant spacing : 15 cm
Row spacing : 30-35 cm
Care and other considerations :
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High-yielding yellow bush bean. Can withstand comparison with the Beurre de Rocquencourt. Delicious long yellow pods with black seeds. Can be eaten when young and tender or as a dry bean. Very productive over a long period of time, the more you pick the more it will give you beans.
This old variety comes from Sainte-Hélène, Kamouraska County, where it has been cultivated since time immemorial by Rollande Labrie (born in 1923) and her family. We are proud to offer it and ensure its preservation.
Wax bean originally comes from Algeria. Under the name Algiers Bean, it made its appearance in France in the 1840s. From then on, the French selected and developed many yellow wax beans with black seeds. The most famous one is the Beurre de Rocquencourt, named after a town near Versailles.Package: 30-35 seeds
Old dwarf cultivar from Beauce, Quebec. Its green pods are covered with purple stripes. It can be eaten as green or dry beans. According to many, they're the best choice to make baked beans (fèves au lard). However, Boucher Family bean fans disagree. The solution? Mix 'em both!
Beauce territory was originally occupied by the Iroquoian Nation of the Saint-Lawrence. It is therefore a possibility that this bean comes from a variety that they were growing. With the arrival of the first Colonizers many trades happened, among which beans were handed to the newcomers. With this gift, they then continued selection over many years to create different varieties.
This variety, Thibodeau du comté Beauce, was found by Mr Marc Warsha. He was given the seeds by Mr Martin Roy from St-Zacharie, in Beauce. The cultivation of this bean had been carried for 4 generations, starting with the great-great-grandmother of Martin Roy, as far as we can trace back.
The name, Thibodeau du comté Beauce, was first listed in the Seed of Diversity catalogue in 2003.
Package: 30 seeds
Dwarf bean variety that produces a seed halfway between pea and fava bean. According to the Potager d'Antan : « It was still being cultivated in 1999 by a 80 year old man from Lotbinière, Monsieur Laliberté, who confirmed us the plant was unique in Canada. (...) Given by Laliberté's son to Antoine D'Avignon, Seeds of Diversity guardian angel. Antoine passed away in 2003. His sister, Mme. Gisèle D'Avignon, gave us the seeds. »
Delicious in pea soup, a traditional meal in the province of Quebec in the past century.
This variety is very rare and is considered endangered.
Developped in 1912 at MacDonald College, it remains the most common variety grown in Quebec fields today. Originally used to feed livestock, humans quickly discovered its pleasant taste. Enjoys cold climate and can resist low temperatures. Fall crops taste sweeter after frost.
Heirloom variety.Package: 250 seeds