Mon Plaisir Tomato
At a Seedy Saturday in 2016, a lady came up to me and told me that her mother-in-law had a tomato variety called Mon Plaisir that stopped being available in seed catalogues for ages, but that she keeps growing year after year. We chat a bit and exchange contact informations. I end up forgetting about it until, a few months later, I receive a letter in the mail. Inside, a beautiful card containing a paper on which a dozen seeds were attached. The seeds of the lost Mon Plaisir tomato. This is what Mrs. Frappier told me when I reached out to her, after receiving her letter:
“We use to order our seeds through the WHPerron catalogue, and another company. I think it was called Norseco. We were growing tomatoes in greenhouses in Abitibi, in Matamic close to Lasarre. It was the Frappier greenhouses (serres Frappier) in 1976. We grow a couple seedlings to sell, but it was mostly for vegetable production. I really like those tomatoes, they would make nice long cherry tomato trusses. We stopped producing in the early 2000s, and I had already been saving my own seeds for about 20 to 25 years because we couldn’t find the variety in catalogues anymore. I really couldn’t find it anywhere. I think it was replaced by either Sweet 100 or Sweet mignonne. I did taste it, but I definitely prefer Mon Plaisir.” (Free translation)
It is now our turn to share this discovery with you. A huge thanks to the Frappier family for preserving this variety.
Package: 30 seeds
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Latin name :Solanum lycopersicum “Mon Plaisir”
Family : Solanaceae
Habit: Indeterminate, can be tutored.
Width: 0.45 m (if staked) to 0.60 m (growing freely) in width
Cultivation : Sow indoors from mid-March until early April at a depth of 5 mm. Should take 7 to 10 days to germinate.
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.
Can be transplanted outside after the last frost. Water abundantly after transplanting.
Should yield fruits after 75 to 80 days.
Soil: Well-drained, rich
Exposure: Full sun
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