Fruit and Vegetable Growing in Montréal in the 18th Century

Montréal had gardens and orchards but most were outside the walls, in the suburbs, or faubourgs. The hillsides of Mount Roy al were covered with apple, plum, cherry and pear trees, as well as gooseberry bushes. The owners hired gardeners or rented the gardens and orchards for money and goods (and the right to stroll in them). Surplus food was sold at market: first, easy-to-store cabbages, onions, carrots and beets; then beans, cucumbers, celery, leeks, asparagus, squash, pumpkins, lettuce and aromatic herbs. Among the crops grown are Montréal melons, which are renowned.
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