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Old March 23, 2018   #7
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According to the article you linked, Nan, the switch to hybrids happened in the 1980's, so maybe a decade after Mouka last enjoyed those heirlooms. It's so tragic that the seeds are then lost to the farmers. So what a save, to find they have been maintained in the bank!

Other than the Potager de Viljoule, the only reference I could find to any of the others is on Vent Marin with the comment that they are listed in a seed bank in Canada (? maybe an error, I don't know if there is or not). So in any case they have not remained in circulation anywhere. It would be awesome if Mouka can get the seeds and grow them out again!
Best of luck, Mouka!
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