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Blake Lenoir
Post     Subject: Jesuit pear tree and other heirloom crops of New France.

Hello! I'm still looking for help in finding out which types of onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, corn, squashes and beans did the French grew in the Illinois country and throughout New France centuries ago after the French arrived on North American soil. Any more historic info on the Jesuit Pear Tree? I'm doing some restoration gardens for both Native Americans and early settlers in the Chicago area and surrounding places in the Great Lakes. More help please in this research and studies on this subject. Let me know if any of you found anything!
Blake Lenoir
Post     Subject: Jesuit pear tree and other heirloom crops of New France.

How are you gang? I wanna ask if any of you heard of the rare Jesuit pear tree which is currently located between Detroit and Windsor? I'm focusing on the Calumet region of Chicago and Indiana where
the Illinois country still reside. I'm trying to look for more beans, corn, garlic, onion, beet, artichoke and stuff like that from the late 1600s to 1764 when the French surrendered to the British in the French and Indian war. I have some black coat runner bean that's connected to the Jesuits and Native Americans who lived alongside them and ended up with one pod. You all know of a book called the Jesuit Relations? It's about religious relations between tribes and the Catholic priests who came from Canada to begin a new colony. Shoot me back if you all got any coverage and stuff on crop history in New France. Much love always!