Aux couleurs des saisons
Noël pepper summer 2009
Dear farmers and gardeners,
Thank you for your support, this is now our seventh year with the seed catalog. We are glad to offer you biodynamic seeds from farmers on our continent. The catalog does not look like much but it represents the will and dedication of biodynamic farmers and a lot of community support. We hope to be able to offer more seeds from Canada and I must say I did not put enough energy that way. Hopefully some of you will hear the call and it will happen.
Most of our seeds still come from Turtle Tree Seed and are biodynamically grown and certified Demeter and organic. Some of the seeds are only certified organic. Those seeds will be identified by those symbols:
OG-organic certified only
For the seeds grown in Canada we have identified the places where they have been grown with initials:
AH : L’Armoire aux Herbes, certified organic and Demeter ;
CR : Cadet Roussel, , certified organic by Écocert Canada and Demeter ;
ACS : Aux couleurs des saisons, certified organic by Écocert Canada and Demeter .
FCT: Ferme coopérative Tourne-Sol, certified organic by Écocert Canada
MF: Mapple Farm from New Brunswick COR & NOP certified Organic
Many vegetable varieties are offered in S (small) and L (large) sizes the approximate number of seeds is also written. Be careful not to order in large size what is only offered in small quantities.
Prices are $3 for Small and $7.00 for Large plus postage and taxes.Herbs and flowers are only offered in small sizes if you have a special request contact us.
Orders can be sent through emails or postage but payments are in checks or money orders in the name of Aux couleurs des saisons
Thank you for your support. If you have questions contact us.Have a good growing season.
BEANS BUSH, Phaseolus Vulgaris S (28g , 1oz) L (112 g, 4 oz)
Golden rocky , 44-45 days, Heavy yields of long tender yellow wax bush beans. An excellent variety with good cold tolerance.
Provider 48-54 days Germinates well in cool soil. Early maturing 6-7 in. pods.
OG-Royal burgundy HM50-60 days Vigorous erect plants with 5-6 in. long slender round stringless deep purple pods that turn green when cooked. S (28 g)
BEANS POLE Phaseolus vulgaris S (28g , 1on) L (112 g, 4 on)
Early Riser 40-55 days Extremely early Romano-type pole bean. Flat, green 8-10 in. long pods on vigorous vines 6-8 ft. .
BEANS VEGETABLE SOY EDAMAMEGlycine hispida S (28g , 1on) L (112 g, 4 on)
Shirofumi ACS 75 days Early crops of green beans can be boiled in the pods when young and tender or eaten as shell beans. Called edamame in Japanese cuisine.
BEETS Beta vulgaris S (150 s/5 m) L (600 s/20 m)
OG-Bull's Blood HM 35/60 days Mainly used for its dark red-purple tops baby leaf
OG-Cylindra HM 6 “" cylindrical red beet good taste and uniform slices.
OG-Detroit dark red HM 60 days Smooth round dark red beet with strong tops. Good for both bunching and storage.
OG-Early Wonder Tall Top 48-55 days Early red beet with strong tops. Good for both bunching and storage. Used for baby leaf.
Robuschka 60-65 days Vigorous with strong tops round dark red sweet fruit-like taste.
OG-Touchstone gold HM 60 days Yellow with solid attractive
OG-Beet Mix 50-70 days a mix of all the above
BROCOLI Brassica Oleracea S (50 s) L (200 s)
OG-Bellstar F1 Hybrid HM 63 days Widely adapted 6-8” heads.
CABBAGE Brassica Oleracea,
Early Bird 60 days Early green solid small to medium size
European Storage 100 days Good long term storage with medium size head.S ( 25s) L (100 s)
OG-Red Express HM 62 days Very early small red cabbage S ( 100 s) L (400 s)
CARROTS Daucus carota S (750 s) L (3,000 s)
OG-Cosmic Purple HM 70 days Purple skin and orange flesh.
OG-Dragon HM Purple skin, orange flesh and yellow core.
OG-Carrot Mix 70-80 days Yellow orange and purple carrots
Early Milan Nantes carrot that can be forced under row cover for spring or planted later for storage.
Rodelika 72 days Improved Rothild further bred and selected by Biodynamic farmer/breeder Dieter Bauer. Does well in heavy soil. A good storage variety
Scarlet Nantes 85 days Medium-long, blunt-tipped roots. Sweet
and juicy. Keeps its quality through a long season. Excellent storage variety.
OG-Yellowstone HM 70 days Yellow imperator type, 22cm, vigorous growth, stores well. Good cooked or raw.
OG-Cassius F1 , an Hybrid organic variety in small packages containing 25 seeds
CELERIAC Apium graveolens S (200 s) L (800 s)
Brilliant 100-110 days Large solid smooth roots with white interiors that resist pithiness. Needs a long season and good soil to size up.
CELERY Apium graveolens S (200 s) L (800 s)
Ventura ACS 52-100 days 28-30 in. tall glossy bright green plants with 12 in. stalks and well-developed hearts. Widely adapted.
CHICORY Chicorium intibus S (50 s) L (200 s)
Grumolo CR Can be harvested late fall and in spring in greenhouses endive
OG- Palla Rossa HM 90 days
Whitloof CR Belgium type. Roots are stored for indoor growing in winter
CHINESE CABBAGE Brassica rapa S (100 s) L (400 s)
Houshu 85 days Dense compact 9 in. barrel-shaped dark green heads.
Granat 60 days 15 inch high Slender yet solid compact heads. .
SWEET CORN mays S (28g, 1oz) L (112g, 4oz)
OG-Ashworth 69-85 days Early,good cold soil emergence. Six inch ears with yellow kernels.
CUCUMBER Cucumis sativus S (50 S) L (100 S)
OG-Boothby blonde 63 days Small fruits creamy white tender skin and black spines.
Boston pickler 55 days Long vines with prolific yields of stubby pale-green fruit..
OG-Marketmore 76 HM 65 days Dependable straight 9 in. with multiple disease tolerance.
Marketmore 86 65 days Semi-bush type dependable straight 9 in. with multiple disease tolerance.
Marketmore 97 65 days Non-bitter straight 9 in. with multiple disease resistance.
Shintokiwa 75 days Dark green 9-12” fine flavor. Trellis to avoid crooked fruits.
EGGPLANT Solanum Melongena S (25 s)
Apple Green ACS 65 days Pale green round to oval fruits appear early with mild flavour and white flesh. Compact growth habit.
Ping Tung Long 65-75 days Prolific and early bearer of long thin purple fruits up to 12 inches in length. Skin is more tender than most eggplants. Try this fried with red peppers and garlic!
FENNEL BULBING Foeniculum vulgar S (50 s) L (200 s)
Perfektion BD 80 days Large round bulbs with delicate anise like flavor.
GREENS ASIAN Brassica rapa S (200 s) L (3,000 s)
OG-HonTsai Tai Var chinensis HM 50 days Purple flowering pac choi, harvest shoots when buds show up. You can harvet 20-40 shoots/plant or cut baby leaf
Tat Soi Var narinosa 45 days Rosette with spoon shaped leaves with mild mustard flavour.
Dwarf ching chiang var chinensis 45 days Small pac choi wrapping
leaves and green stems.
OG-Shanghai Green Pac Choi var chinensis 45 days Small pac choi wrapping leaves and vase like base.
OG-Mild greens mix Mild mix for mesclun.
OG-Spicy greens mix Hot mix including arugula, rapini and mustard.
Arugula Eruca sativa 40 days (20 days baby). Pungent salad green with long dark green lobed leaves with a nutty radish flavor.S (1000 s) L (6000 s)
Chervil Anthriscus cerefolium ACS Ferny leaves with mild anise flavour, great for spring soups, salads and stews S (100 s) L (400 s)
Upland Cress ‘"Belle Isle" Barbarea Verna ACS Very dark green rosettes of watercress-like leaves. Most cold hardy winter green. S (100 s)
RAPINI Brassica rapa S (100 s) L (400 s)
San Marzano Brassica rapa ACS 60 days Harvest when buds show up.
OG-Spring raab Brassica rapa HM 45 days Harvest when buds show up.
KALE Brassica Oleracea S (250 s) L (1,000 s)
Judy’s Kale 55 days road, long, curled leaves are good for bunching. Tall, hardy, and vigorous with excellent taste. Good spring re-growth where it can winter over
OG-Red Russian 55 days Frilled tender purple-veined deeply lobed Oak leaves.
KOHLRABI Brassica Oleracea S (40 s) L (160 s)
OG-Azur Star HM Purple skin and stems, white crisp juicy flesh
Superschmelz 60 days Large tender and sweet bulbs up to over 1 kg. Stores well
LEEK Allium ampelograsum S (150 s) L (600 s)
OG-King Richard HM 75 days Early variety with long shaft.
Blau Gruner Winter 100-120 days Low-growing and hardy. Huge thick white smooth stems with mild flavor.
LETTUCE Lactuca sativa S (250 s) L (1,000 s)
Akcel CR 65 days Small green boston developped for spring
Cimmaron 65 days Romaine lettuce dating from the 18th century with large, loose heads. "Antique-red" with light-green centers.
OG-Emerald Oak HM 60 days Dark green oakleaf with rounded leaves all-around favorite.
Ermosa 52 days Green boston with good heat tolerance.
Fire Mountain 58 days Large, well-filled-out rosettes with deep-burgundy frilled oak-leaves that dont get bitter in hot weather.
Jericho 60 days Large green Romaine from Israel. Upright leaves, late to bolt.
Mikola 49 days Heavy, succulent red Butterhead with large rounded slightly-ruffled leaves. Does well in summer heat. Easy to grow.
OG-New red fire HM 45 days Dard red leaf lettuce, ruffled leaves, semi-heading, slow to bolt
North Pole 50 days Bibb type, extremely hardy, fantastic taste
Rouge d'Hiver 60 days Used for baby leaf but gives a green romaine with reddish tips.
OG-Waldman's, 45 days Classic big green looseleaf head lettuce, best in spring and fall
OG-Gourmet Lettuce Mix 30 days A good mix from High Mowing seeds.
MELONS AND CANTALOUPES Cucumis melo S (20 s) L (80 s)
Golden Gopher 85 days 6 in. Deep-orange flesh and resistance to Fusarium Wilt.
Delicious 51 PMR 82 days Early 4-5 lb sweet orange flesh. Resist P. mildew.
ONION Allium cepa S (300 s) L (1,200 s)
Clear dawn 105 days Yellow storage onion grown and selected by Biodynamic gardener.
OG-Red Baron HM 115 days Large round red with royal purple inner rings. Good Storage.
OG-Evergreen Hardy bunching Onions HM Sow anytime they are hardy
PARSLEY Petrocelinum crispum S (300 s) L (1,200 s)
Mix a mix of curly and flat varieties
Forest Green 75 days Vigourus, productive, compact (12 ”) plants.
Italian Flat Leaf 70 days Classic flat leaf with great taste.
PARSNIP Pastinaca sativa S (150 s) L (600 s)
Turga ACS 110 days Biodynamically grown for many years. Sweet smooth uniform roots.
PEA Pisum sativum S (28g , 1on) L (112 g, 4 on)
Coral 55 days, Early shell pea. Vines to 24 in. Does well without trellising
OG-Green Arrow HM 10-12 cm slim pods on .6 -.8 m vines.
Schweiser Riesen 70 days Large, tender, tasty snow pea. 5
ft. purple-flowered vines.
Oregon giant 72 Days Large pods on .75 m vines
OG- Sugar Ann HM 58 days Dwarf 2 ft vines can be grown without trellis.
Sugar Lode 65 jrs Mange-tout rond (snap pea), vignes de 1m.
PEPPER HOT Capsicum annuum S (25 S) L (100 S)
Beaver Dam ACS 95 days Early big conical medium hot peppers, 3-5 fruits /plant.
Hot Hungarian ACS 60 days yellow/75 days red, orange in between. Early and prolific.
PEPPER SWEET Capsicum annuum S (25 S) L (100 S)
Antohi 65 days, The 4 in. long 2 in. wide tapering fruits mature from yellow to red
Doe Hill ACS 80 days Small thick wall very sweet orange bell peppers.
Mixed Small Peppers ACS Prolific small conical to bell peppers mostly reds with some orange. With up to 40 peppers/plant.
Noël ACS 70 days Very early red roundish pepper with thick and sweet wall.
Super Sheperd ACS 75 days Conical early prolific medium (3-5 oz) sweet red peppers.
PUMPKIN Cucurbita pepo S (25 s) L (100 s)
New England Pie 105 days The classic pie pumpkin 10-12 in. in diameter.
RADISH Raphanus sativus S (300 s) L (28 g, 1 oz)
French Breakfast 26 days Elongated red with white tip.
Sora 25 days Red Dependable high quality.
OG-Radish Mix A mix of red, pink, white, purple and red and
OG-Myiashige Daïkon HM 50 days Can grow up to 6 pounds.
SPINACH Spinacia oleraceae S (300 s) L (28 g, 1 oz)
Butterflay 45 days Vigorous early spinach with medium dark-green savoyed leaves and a full rich flavor. Quick-growing and late-bolting
SQUASH SUMMER Cucurbita pepo S (25 S) L (100 S)
Zuchini Dark Green 52 days Straight smooth dark-green fruits.
Summer Mix ACS Mixed colors and shapes starting from Scallopini, Crookneck, Zuchinis, Ronde de Nice, Costata. Selected for earliness, disease, productivity and natural volunteer
SQUASH WINTER Cucurbita S (25 S) L (100 S)
Buttercup HM 95 days Dark green 3-5 lbs.
Butternut C. moschata 100 days Long light-tan bottle shaped fruits 3-6 lb.
Delicata Cucurbita pepo 100 days 9x3 in. Small green striped elongated sweet fruit.
Kindred Orange Buttercup C. maxima 90 days Medium size orange turban fruit.
Red Kuri C. Maxima 95 days Good producer of red tear drop fine sweet flesh 4 lb OG-Spaghetti HM C. Pepo 88 days Very good producer of yellow elongated fruits.
OG-Spaghetti HM C. Pepo 88 days Very good producer of yellow elongated fruits.
SWISS CHARD Beta vulgaris S (100 s) L(400 s)
Glatter silber 55 days Very vigorous, productive and high quality chard. Large glossy succulent bright-green leaves, 1-2 inch broad silver white stems
OG-Rainbow HM 60 days Very productive: white, green, yellow, orange, pink and red
OG-Ruby chard HM 30/60 days Red stem and veins and dark green savoyed leaves
TOMATO Lycopersicon esculentum S (25 S) L (100 S)
Cherry Chadwick 85-90 days Indet.Large cherry tomato with excellent flavor.
Soleil d'Or ACS 72days Orange with sweet flesh developed at our place S (25 s)
Snow white 72 days Indet. This very pale yellow fruit cherry tomato is extra sweet.
Corne de bouc CR 85 days Indet. Elongated paste with a horn shape and very few seeds
Myona 80 days Semi-det. Productive with delicious medium size fruit.
Black Paste ACS 75 days Small dark pear shaped fruits, very productive and tasty.
Latah MF 61 days Det. Extra early sprawling plant with small delicious red fruits.
Moskvich 70 days indt. Early, smooth globe-shaped red fruit,
4-6 oz., smooth texture, rich taste, from Eastern Siberia.
Stupice 58 days Indet. Very early, outsstanding yelds of 3 oz. red fruits
TOMATILLO Physalis ixocarpa S (25 s)
TURNIP Brassica Rapa S (300 s) L (1,200 s)
Purple Top White Globe, 55 days Best when 3-4 inches, mild fine-grained white flesh. Can be stored.
WATERMELON Citrullus lanatus S ( 20 S)
Crimson Sweet ACS 90 days 8-20 lbs dark and light green striped with small seeds and very sweet pinkish juicy flesh.
Early moonbeam ACS 75 days Stabilized open-pollinated selection from Yellow Doll Hybrid. 5-8 Lb. round striped fruits, sweet yellow flesh. Matures in the North
Herbs and medicinal plants
small packets only
Perennial=P Annual=A Biennial=B
Basil Ocimum basilicum 65 days A Bushy 18 in. plants give continuous cuttings from mid-summer until frost S (100 s)
OG-Basil Cinnamon O. bas. vaar cinnamomum 65 days A Burgundy accent in veins and stem. Strong scent and taste, vigorous. S (100 s)
OG-Basil lemon O. b. var citriodorum 65 days A Smaller plant and leaves with a very nice lemon scent and taste. S (100 s)
OG-Basil, purple Red OpalO. b. var purpurascens A Beautiful deep burgundy red throughout, adds color to salads and soups. S (100 s)
OG-Basil, Thai O. b. var americanum A Beautiful deep burgundy red throughout, adds color to salads and soups. S (100 s)
Calendula AHCalendula officinalis A orange and yellow mix, S (25 s)
Chervil Anthriscus cerefolium 60 days S (100 s) L (400 s)
ACS Ferny leaves with mild anise flavour, great for spring soups, salads and stews
Chamomille,german Matricaria recutita A Used in biodynamic preparations. S (100 s)
OG-Chives, garlic Allium tuberosum P Garlic taste S (50 s)
Chives Allium shoenoprasum P Mild onion flavor, used for fresh seasoning. Showy purple blossoms make a colorful edible flower garnish S (50 s)
Coriander ACS Coriandrum sativum A Dried seeds for spice. Finely divided young leaves tasty in fresh salads and in Mexican foods. 18-24 in S (100 s)
Coriander Calypso ACS Coriandrum sativum A Calypso is very
slow to bolt and makes very big plants 18-24 in S (50 s)
Dill Anethum graveolens A 1 m. tall plants. Young leaves fresh or dried for salad and seasoning. Flowers and seeds as pickling spice S (150 s)
Echinacea, Purple coneflower AH Echinacea Purpurea P 1 m, leaves and flowers are narrower and paler pink flower. S (50 s)
Lemon balm ACS Melissa officinalis P Spreading 18-26 in. plants. Strong lemon fragrance, good for digestive and nervous problems S (100 s)
OG-Marjoram Origanum majorana A 25 cm. Culinary herb, milder than Oregano S (50 s)
Nettle, stinging Urtica dioica P 1 m. Skin irritant, used as a tea for arthritis, skin problems and anemia S (100 s)
Sage Salvia officinalis P 30-40 cm savory herb used in meat dishes, dressings, sauces and medicinally as an astringent, antiseptic tea for sore. S (25 s)
Savory, summer Satureja hortensis A Fresh or dried leaves are delicious in meat, vegetable and bean dishes S (100 s)
Thyme Thymus vulgaris P Savory herb used fresh or dried in beans and soups. Good for immune and respiratory system S (100 s)
Valerian Valeriana officinalis P 1-2 m Roots used for relief from insomnia, tension and pain. Flowers used for Biodynamic compost preparation S (100 s)
Yarrow Achillea millefolium P 45-90cm clusters of white flowers used in tea for colds and fevers and in the Biodynamic compost preparations S (50 s)
small packets only
Perennial=P Annual=A Biennial=B
Calendula AH Calendula officinalis A orange and yellow mix, S (25 s)
Bachelors buttons blue AHCentaurea cyanus A Blue flowers good for teas, edible and cut flowers. S (50 s)
Echinacea, Purple coneflower AH Echinacea purpurea P 1 m, leaves and flowers are narrower and paler pink flower. S (100 s)
Honesty AH Lunaria B grows to 30-100 cm, flowers in spring of second year purple or white flowers ripening to flat translucent seed pods used in decoration. S (25 s)
Poppies Mix AH A Small and big including pink ones. S (100 s)
Strawflower Mix AH Helichrysum bracteatum Mixed colors for dried flowers
Zinnia, Pastel dream Zinnia elegans A 40 in. plants with 3-4 inch single and double blossoms, mixed colors. S (50 s)
Thank you for your support
Small packets : 3$
Large packets: 7.00$
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Taxes : GST 5% for Quebec residents add 9.5% QST
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Aux couleurs des saisons
Sainte-Catherine de Hatley
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