Summer Savory ‘Ancienne d’Acadie’
This herb is commonly used in Acadian traditional cooking. It should therefore not be a surprised that, through time, they developed their own summer savory variety.
The first records of ‘Ancienne d’Acadie’ summer savory go back to Mr. Jean Prudent Robichaud in Burnt Churchill, Nouveau-Brunswick, at the end of the 19th Century. He received the seeds from a local indigenous woman. His family then grew the plant over several generations.
Given that this variety has had to adapt to the harsh and windy Eastern Canadian climate, it became stockier and hardier than common summer savory. The flavor is also more distinct.
For the full story please visit the Potager d’Antan website (in French) : https://potagersdantan.com/2017/01/31/curiosite-au-potager-la-sarriette-ancienne-dacadie/
Package: 25-30 seeds
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Latin name : Satureja hortensis
Common names : Summer savory ‘Ancienne d’Acadie’
French : Sariette d’été ancienne d’Acadie, sariette d’Acadie.
Family : Lamiaceae
Plant type : Annual
Habit : Shrubby, stockier than traditional summer savory
Height : 25-30 cm
Width : 20-25 cm
Days to maturity : 60 days
Sowing : Indoors in April, or directly outside in the spring after the last frost.
Depth : Surface, lightly covered with soil
Germination : N/A
Soil : Light
Exposure : Sunny
Plant spacing : 25 cm
Row spacing : 30 cm
Watering : Regular during germination, and then only during very dry periods. Like most herbs, summer savory doesn’t like excessive watering.
Care and other considerations :
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