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Kimberley

Kimberley is an early, fairly tall, sprawling determinate tomato with potato leaves. Fruits are about 1” and yield is moderate. It is a selection made in the early 1950’s by John de Roque of Kimberley, BC from an accidental Siberia x Tiny Tim.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Mac Pink

Mac Pink (1973) was bred by Chong, Bible, and Gyapay at Macdonald College of McGill University. Pink tomatoes are popular in Quebec but the varieties available at that time were all rather late. Mac Pink is an early determinate variety with quite large open plants. The medium-sized pink/red fruits are round and smooth and the yield is good.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Manitoba

Manitoba (1956), along with Prairie Pride, is one of the latest and largest fruited of the prairie bred tomatoes.

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Price(s): $8.00, $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Maskabec

In the 1960’s and ’70’s Roger Doucet led a tomato breeding program in Quebec which tried to breed varieties that tolerated cool nights in spring. Maskabec, from Precocibec X Canabec, is quite early with good cold setting ability. The medium-sized fruits are very red and show little tendency to crack.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Melfort

Melfort (1973) has large determinate plants which give a heavy yield of flattened, beefsteak-type fruits. Ripening is early mid-season and mature colour is orange-red.

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Price(s): $8.00, $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Moira

Moira (1972) came from the Smithfield (ON) Experimental Farm where Jack Metcalf was in charge of tomato breeding. The very compact plants give a good yield of round red fruits.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Montreal 61

Montreal 61 produces small to medium, round, red, very uniform fruits on a fairly compact plant. Maturity is fairly early. The seed came to us from the USDA who got it from a Mr. Bramhill of Simcoe, ON, in 1956.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Morden Yellow

Morden Yellow (1950) produces a good yield of round to slightly flattened, medium-sized yellow fruits that are somewhat late maturing.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Pembina

Pembina (1973) was bred at Portage La Prairie, MB. Also a good yielder and fairly early but the fruits are smaller than Keystone.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Petitebec

Petitebec is another of Roger Doucet’s tomatoes. It is an incredibly prolific cherry tomato with fairly large determinate plants.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Pink Herald

In 2006 Jim found one cluster of fruits on one plant of Herald that had lighter coloured fruits. He saved this seed separately and planted a patch in 2007 so now we are offering Pink Herald, the same as the original but with pink fruit and therefore a clear skin.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Prairie Pride

Prairie Pride (1978), along with Manitoba, is one of the latest and largest fruited of the prairie bred tomatoes.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Precocibec

In the 1960’s and ’70’s Roger Doucet led a tomato breeding program in Quebec which tried to breed varieties that tolerated cool nights in spring. Precocibec (1974) is quite early and produces a good yield of medium sized fruits.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Quebec #13

Quebec #13 is one of a series of numbered cultivars released by J. O. Vandal in the 1950‘s and 60‘s. It produces medium-large round red fruits on tall plants and is a bit late maturing.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Quebec #1121

Quebec #1121 (1978) is similar to Nova but with slightly larger fruit.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Quebec 200

Quebec 200 was introduced in 1987 and bred by Roger Doucet. An excellent small paste tomato producing a good yield on determinate plants.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Quebec 2473

Quebec 2473 produces a good crop of large firm oval paste tomatoes which are a light red. It is the first “jointless” tomato I have grown i.e. when the fruit separates from the plant, all of the green part (stem) remains on the plant. The breeding work was done by Roger Doucet in the late 1980’s.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Rideau

Rideau, which was trialed as Ottawa 28, is a selection from Meteor x Urbana made at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa and named in 1962. The determinate vine gives a heavy yield of medium-sized red fruit and ripens mid-season.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Rideau Sweet

Rideau Sweet is a selection made by Ken Allan of Kingston, Ontario, from Sweet 100 Hy. It produces long strings of cherry tomatoes, maturing mid-season. The fruits are firm and dark red, and the flavour is good.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Rocket

Rocket (Agriculture Canada Experimental Farm, Lacombe, Alberta, 1967) was released in our centennial year and was initially called Centennial Rocket. It is a fairly small-fruited early cultivar.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Rosabec

Rosabec is similar to Canabec Rose, but slightly later with larger fruit and was Doucet’s first pink tomato.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Savignac/Dufresne

Savignac, which is also known as Dufresne, was given by Raymond Dufresne of Joliette to Frère Armand Savignac CSV (Clerics of St. Viator) in the 1930‘s. The indeterminate plants are mid-season in maturity, and give a good yield of 3″ fruits.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Scotia

Scotia was bred at Kentville, NS, and named in 1956. It is a determinate variety producing medium-sized fruit. Very early and adapted to short season cool areas.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Starfire

We had not grown Starfire (1963) for over 20 years but it was one of Jim’s mother’s main crop tomatoes and there has been some demand for it. It was released from the Morden Research Station in 1963 and was popular on the prairies.

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Price(s): $8.00, $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Sub-Arctic Cherry

Sub-Arctic Cherry (1976) is a small plant with early red cherry fruits. The Sub-Arctic series of tomatoes was developed in Alberta for short season gardening. Most are considerably larger than cherry tomatoes and take about the same number of days to mature.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
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