Hiemale Landrace Peas
This pea variety was carefully preserved by Will Bonzai, in the United States. Few other varieties from the colonial era still exist today, although French colonizers did develop hundreds of pea varieties in their gardens which were well adapted to the North-East American climate. This is were the nickname ‘Pea Soup’, given by the English to the French, originated.
This variety is a landrace, meaning its peas are of different colors. They look like small pebbles coming straight out of a river, marbled and spotted. We genuinely think those are the most beautiful peas there is. They are ideal to make jewelry. Also adorable as legume in a salad.
Using a net or tutors can help with harvest. High-yielding.
Package: 30 seeds. RARE, PLEASE SHARE.
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Latin name : Pisum sativum
Common names : Peas
French : Pois à soupe, pois secs
Family : Fabaceae
Plant type : Annual
Height : 75 cm – 1 m
Width : 20 cm
Days to maturity : 55 days for snow peas, 90 days for dry peas
Planting : Directly in the garden early in the spring, as soon as the soil can be work. Peas tolerate frosts
Depth : 2 cm
Germination : 10-15 days
Soil : Light and cool
Exposure : Sunny, half-shade
Plant spacing : 8 cm
Row spacing: 40 cm
Watering : Regular, peas do not tolerate drought
Care and other considerations : Requires a net or some other type of support to hold onto.
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Also known as the "Montreal Market Muskmelon" or "Montreal Nutmeg Melon". This mythical green flesh melon with a nutmeg flavor has almost disappeared.
The earliest records come from the Jesuits, who cultivated this variety in the Montreal Plain in 1684. According to the Potager d'Antan : "this melon went through many selections during the 17th Century, before being introduced under the name "Montreal Melon", in 1870. In the 1880s, it was listed as one of the best seller in New England by American seed company Burpee".
Very popular at the beginning of the 1900s and until the 1950s, it was largely commercialized and grown by three families : the Aubin, the Décarie and the Gorman. But lack of labour force, rises in wages and the spreading of the city triggered its decline. As highways paved the island, it slowly faded from our collective memory. When farms vanished from Montreal, it risked being obliterated. Until a journalist found its trace in a seed bank, in the United States.
This melon is a living proof of our seed and food diversity decline. Save your seeds and share them.
Heirloom variety. Listed on Slow Food Canada's Ark of Taste.
Pkt : 12 seeds.