This variety bears large red fruits, which can range in weight from 1.5 to 2 pounds (!!!) and have an irregular shape just like Mémé de Beauce. Their flesh is a pinkish red and is juicy and with a delicious well-balanced taste.
The seeds of this variety were sent to us by Mrs. Jacinthe Roy. Her neighbor, Mrs. Pierette Latreille-Binette (born in 1934 and therefore 85 years old in 2020) couldn’t tend to her garden anymore as she was starting to have less energy. Pierette gave the seeds to Jacinthe, telling her how this variety had been grown from generation to generation by the family’s women, in the family garden. It was their pride, and they took great care in saving the seeds from the nicest and biggest tomatoes from year to year. As there was no one left in the family able to keep the tradition going, we are taking over and sharing this variety with all of you to keep it alive.
Mrs. Latreille-Binette got her seeds directly from her mother, Mrs. Marie-Rose Lefebvre (born in 1895, died in 1995), who obtained them from the mother of her mother, Mrs. Agnès Castonguay (1860-1948). And guess what, she also got them from her own mother. Tomatoes were first introduced in Quebec around 1860, so this variety is probably a direct descendant of the first tomatoes that landed on Quebec dining tables. Originally, tomatoes come from Central America.
Please note that this variety shows some variability in terms of color: sometimes the skin is pink, somethimes it is red. You are encouraged to start saving the seeds of the best tomatoes by your own standards, and keep the selection going!
Package: 30 seeds
Photo Credit: Jacinthe Roy
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Latin name : Solanum lycopersicum
Common names : Latreille-Binette Tomato
French : Tomate Latreille-Binette
Family : Solanaceae
Plant type : Annual
Habit : Indeterminate
Height : 0.9 to 1.2 m
Width : About 0.45 m if tutored, 0.6 m if left crawling on the ground
Days to maturity :75 days
Sowing : Indoors from mid-March until early April
Depth : 0.5 cm
Germination : 7 to 10 days
Soil : Well-drained and rich in humus, or clayish in permanent beds. Avoid overly moist or compacted soils.
Exposure : Full sun
Planting : Outside after the last frost
Plant spacing : 30 cm
Row spacing : 70 cm
Watering : When transplanting and during dry periods
Care and other considerations :
Gradually harden off your seedlings to outdoor conditions about 10 days before transplanting by taking them outside during daytime. When transplanting, lay the plant down and slightly curve it up so that the leafy part sticks out and up; new roots will grow from the buried stem.
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The farmer got confused and messed up, but in the process created this mix of different varieties of tomatoes grown on our farm. Includes: Mémé de Beauce, Oncle Tom, Petit Moineau, Sun Drop, Téton de Vénus, Poil Blanc, Savignac, Plourde, Black Cherry and Black Ruffle. For diversity fans.
Package: 35 seeds
- Poire Jaune (yellow)
- Petit Moineau (red)
- Groseille (orange-red)
- Black Plum (black-red)
- Black Cherry (black-purple)
- Mon Plaisir (red)
- Sun Drop (orange)