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Moroccan Watercress (Lactusa Sativa)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Crisp spring lettuce, with elongated, strongly cut leaves and a soft green color. Its taste is very sweet. It's easy to grow, and if you let it go to seed, watercress will reseed itself every year. It can also be used as lettuce to cut, as and when needed. Italian heritage variety.
Montreal Melon (Cucumis melo)
5.50 $ 5.50 $ 5.5 CAD
Also known by the English name of "Montreal Market Muskmelon", or "Montreal Nutmeg Melon", this melon with green flesh and a slight taste of nutmeg has practically disappeared. The first traces of the Montreal melon come from the Jesuits, who cultivated it in 1684. It enjoyed strong popularity in the early 1900s and until the 1950s, when galloping urbanization, the lack of succession and the high cost of labor signed its death warrant. It was cultivated by three families, the Aubins, the Décaries and the Gormans. According to the Potager d'antan, the melon was meticulously selected from the middle of the 17th century before being stabilized in 1870 under the name Melon de Montréal. In the 1880s, the American seed merchant wrote in his catalog that he was one of the biggest sellers throughout New England. In short, it was forgotten when the farms disappeared from the Island of Montreal, before being found by a journalist in a gene bank in the United States. Here it is now, smaller than it was in the original photos, but with the same great taste! Please note that if you wish to save your own seeds, you must ensure that no other variety of melon grows at a kilometer around, otherwise you will have to pollinate it by hand.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Cultivation of the Montreal Melon is difficult. It requires rich soil, abundant watering and heat. The maturity of the melon is difficult to establish and, once picked, it keeps for a very short time. However, it is delicious!
Mémé de Beauce Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
In 1995, a bag of 200 seeds was discovered in the attic of a house that had been abandoned for several years in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, by a carpenter making repairs. Neighbors said there hadn't been a vegetable garden at this address for over 60 years. Mr. Gérard Parent, to whom they were given, tried to grow them, but only three germinated. From these plants come all the Mémés de Beauce known in Quebec.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. Lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring the leaves out.
Savignac (Dufresne) tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Savignac')
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Plant about 2 to 2.5 meters high. Fruits 10 cm in diameter weighing between 180 and 300 grams. Smooth pink-red skin, juicy and sweet pinkish flesh. Adapted to cool climates and short seasons. Discovered in the 1930s by a grower from the Joliette region named Dufresne, it was later perfected by Father Armand Savignac of the Clercs de Saint-Viateur. This monk adopted a vegetarian-type diet to stem his chronic digestive disorders, combined with a muscular deformity called "torque", and began to cultivate several varieties in his garden, including Dufresne.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. Lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring the leaves out.
Canada Crookneck Squash (Cucurbita moschata)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
C. moschataVery popular in the last century, this winter squash has practically disappeared in favor of more standardized and high-performance varieties. No doubt her elongated shape and twisted neck made her undesirable in the age of industrial trade and transport. It is moreover to meet the new market criteria that we would have developed, from the Canada Crookneck, the Butternut variety. The Canada Crookneck is however delicious. She is listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Excellent in soup, it will be exquisite transformed into fries. It is so sweet that it can replace sweet potatoes in all your recipes.;In recent years, it has reappeared among small seed companies. At Terre Promise, we want to preserve it, cultivate it and share it for many years to come!

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Perfect for the culture of the three sisters. Be careful, squash and pumpkins do not like having disturbed roots. If you are seedling indoors, transplant gently. For this reason, we prefer to sow directly in the garden.
Banana Leg Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Banana Legs')
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
This Italian type tomato gives the best canned tomatoes. Little juice, very fleshy, it is sweet and delicious. Despite its sordid name, which literally means "banana legs" (have you ever seen bananas running?), it looks proud and its plant is healthy.

When planting, lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring out the leaves upwards.
Black Seed Butter Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris var. nana 'Black Seed Butter Bean)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Very productive dwarf yellow bean. Its taste is delicious and it does not pale in comparison with the Beurre de Rocquencourt bean. It is eaten young for its yellow and tender pods, or when ripe for its black seeds. It will ensure you a bountiful harvest over a long period of time. The more you pick, the more it will produce. This traditional variety comes to us from Sainte-Hélène de Kamouraska, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, where the family of Rollande Labrie (born in 1923) has always cultivated it. We are proud to make it accessible to the public and to ensure its safeguard.Originally, the butter bean comes from Algeria. It was introduced in France in the 1840s under the name Haricot d'Alger. Thereafter, the French developed several varieties of yellow beans with black seeds, including the famous Beurre de Rocquencourt, named after the city of the same name near Versailles.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.
Avoid handling or removing weeds when the beans are wet to prevent the spread of disease. When the seedlings have started to sprout, ensure that the plants do not lack water until the first true leaves appear.
Cucumber Aunt Alice (Cucumis sativus)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Aunt Alice (Marie-Alice Laflamme Gosselin) was still growing her cucumber at age 90. She chose the largest and most beautiful to produce seeds that she soaked in milk, the day before Saint-Antoine, before planting them in the garden, in good rich and fertile black soil. Then, the succession not being there, the last seeds were entrusted to a passionate man who introduced us to this excellent variety.;This very productive cucumber is resistant to diseases. It is easy to digest. We prefer small cucumbers to larger fruits, for their juicy, crunchy and fragrant flesh.;Exceptional heritage variety.

Few seeds because it is difficult to extract seeds from this cucumber, it gives really little.
Oka melon (Cucumis melo)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
This melon is related to the mythical green-fleshed melon from Montreal and the Banana cantaloupe from the United States. Its orange flesh is very fragrant and its taste exquisite. It was designed in 1910 by the Trappist father Athanase of the Cistercians of Oka, formerly director of the Agricultural Institute of Oka. When the school closed in 1962, the melon disappeared... then was found on Île Bizard, where we grow it!

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Melons require heat to develop well.
Mizuna mustard (Brassica rapa)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Japanese mustard also called mizuna cabbage. Its flavor is slightly peppery. Traditionally used in soups, salads or sautéed. Also grown as an ornamental plant for the beauty of its serrated leaves. It does not like heat. Better to grow it in early spring or fall.
Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
A plant native to Mexico and South America, it has been cultivated there for centuries. A distant cousin of the tomato, the tomatillo is the essential ingredient in the preparation of salsa verde. It can also be used in soups, curries and other dishes or eaten fresh. The greenish fruit is encased in a husk which turns brown when ripe.;Envelope Mixture of Toma Verde and Purple variety.
Black Ruffle Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
This tomato is a cross between Black Crimean and Zapotec. It combines the qualities of these two ancestral varieties. Its flavor is exceptional and its fleshy dark red fruit is pleated like an accordion. It is a rare variety that deserves to be discovered.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. Lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring the leaves out.
Gold Medal Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Two-tone tomato with large, very sweet marbled fruits. Its firm, rosy, acid-free flesh has won several gastronomic competitions in the United States. The yellow fruit takes on a red and orange color as it ripens. This old variety was introduced in 1921, in New York, under the name of Ruby Gold. It was renamed Gold Medal by the American seed company Ben Quisenberry in 1976.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. Lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring the leaves out.
Petit Moineau Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
This currant tomato was discovered in the Châteauguay region in the 1940s. It is a family favorite because its many small red fruits are a delight for children. Make no mistake about it, the real Petit Moineau tomato bears 7 fruits on its bunches, otherwise it is an imitation!

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. Lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring the leaves out.
Wild arugula (Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
This plant with lobed and narrow leaves has a more pungent taste than that of cultivated arugula. It will appeal to those who love arugula salad as well as gardeners who like to taste a few leaves in passing, on hot summer days.;Arugula reseeds itself year after year.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
When thinning, be careful not to damage the plants that will remain in place because they are still fragile. When the plants have a few leaves, thin out by removing the weakest so as to leave a plant every 10 to 15 cm. Germination generally takes place about ten days after sowing and thinning can be done immediately after the appearance of the first leaves. The wild arugula is discreet during the winter but will start up again in the spring and will remain in place for several years.
Saint-Hubert pea (Pisum sativum)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Heritage variety brought to New France in the 17th century by European settlers. It is still eaten today in soups. Very productive, the plants can reach 1 meter in height and require stakes. According to the blog Le Potager d'Antan "an old European tradition dating back to the 15th century mentions that a pea soup would be associated with Saint-Hubert, patron saint of hunters and foresters. In summary, in the 7th century, after having moved away from God and having hunted on a Friday, Saint-Hubert would have encountered a deer carrying a scintillating cross which would have enjoined him to propagate the word of the divine. After many exploits including miracles, he brought the gospel to distant lands and built many places of prayer dedicated to the Lord. He died on May 30, 727 and was consecrated Saint on November 3, 743. This is one of the reasons why he is celebrated on November 3 in Belgium and May 30 in France. Europe would have perpetuated, here in Quebec, the name of this variety used in the famous hunting soup, in honor of Saint-Hubert. For the full story, visit the Potager d'Antan. This variety is considered very rare and in danger of extinction.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Requires net or other support to be able to hang on. Peas do not like lack of water.
Curly Mallow (Malva verticillata var. crispa)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Curly mallow is a medicinal plant also called curly mallow or Chinese mallow. It was already cultivated in Asia more than two millennia ago. It has emollient, laxative and depurative properties. Its leaves, with their sweet flavor, are eaten raw or cooked. Still young, they can replace lettuce in salads. The stems of the plant can rise almost 2 meters in height.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Reseeds itself.
Black Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Climbing tomato with multiple wine-red fruits, each barely smaller than a golf ball. Very balanced at the sweet-acid level, this cherry tomato is one of our favorites when eaten fresh, directly from the garden. Its skin is thin and it is very juicy. We found this treasure one day, at a seed company (Antique Edibles), during a trip to Ontario.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. When planting, lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring out the leaves upwards.
Spanish Lefebvre Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Spanish Lefebvre')
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
In the 1960s, Mr. Q Réginald Lefebvre owned a farm in St-Rémi, Quebec. One day, some Spaniards ask him for a few acres to grow their tomatoes. He accepts and discovers by rubbing shoulders with them the potential of one of their variety of tomatoes. He cultivates it in turn. In 1981, for lack of succession, the farm was sold, but the tomato went down in history!

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Solanum lycopersicum 'Spanish Lefebvre'
Common name(s): 'Spanish Lefebvre' tomato, Italian type
English: Tomato Spanish Lefebvre
Family: Solanaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. When planting, lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring out the leaves upwards.
Sun Drop Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
3.78 $ 3.78 $ 3.7800000000000002 CAD
Adorable little orange tomato. It is particularly sweet, and offers an early harvest; it therefore allows you to start enjoying the summer as soon as possible! Perfect as a snack or to add a splash of color to your salad.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sun Drop'
Common name(s): Sun Drop Tomato
English: Tomato Sun Drop
Family: Solanaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. When planting, lay the plants horizontally, slightly arching the plant to bring out the leaves upwards.