Purple Top White Globe Turnip
Ancient variety widely grown in the USA in the 19th Century. The skin is white except for the part sticking out from the ground, which is bright purple. The flesh is white, firm and sweet. The roots grow to be 7 to 10 cm wide. Very hardy to the cold. The foliage, slightly spicy when young, are delicious in sautés, soups, or steamed, on top of being rich in vitamins.
Package: 400 seeds
Photo Credit: Ferme de Sainte-Marthe
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We grow the vast majority of our seeds on our farm. However, when a culture fails or when we are out of stock, we reach out to other seed farms to refill our inventory and offer you more choice. This variety is one of those.
Latin name : Brassica rapa
Common names : Purple top white globe turnip
French : Navet ‘blanc purple globe’, Navet blanc à collet violet
Family : Brassicaceae
Plant type : Biennial
Habit : Rosette foliage, taproot
Height : 25 cm
Width : 20 cm
Days to maturity : 55 to 60 days
Sowing : Directly outside at the end of May
Depth : 0.5 cm
Germination : 7 to 10 days
Soil : Loose, light
Exposure : Sunny
Plant spacing : 10 cm
Row spacing : 45 cm
Watering : If needed
Care and other considerations : Cover the top of the roots with mulch to protect them from sunburns.
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Also known as potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, cinnamon vine, American groundnut, or groundnut. Quebec-native climbing plant. It belongs to the legume family Fabaceae. Grows well on river banks and shores, but also in the garden. Its flowers have a strong perfume, reminiscent of glycine. It is sometimes referred to as 'glycine tubéreuse' (tuberous glycine). The bean part of some of its common names refers to the edible beans produced from its flowers, when climate allows. Its tubers, also edible, are interconnected by a liana-root giving it a rosary-like appearance. The apios was widely eaten by First Nations. Nowadays, it is still common to see it growing where their settlements once were. Highly nutritional, it contains up to 18% proteins, 3x that of potatoes. It can be eaten boiled or fried. However, make sure to peel it thoroughly as the skin contains latex. Please note, although very rare, that some people might feel unwell from Apios americana consumption.
Package: 8 small tubers. Germination rate: 100%
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.