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Bob this is really interesting. I have obtained seeds originating from the East German seed bank PGRDEU. I acquired Mont Calme Brun a few years ago. When I asked Jessica at the USDA, she told me about Mont Calme June and that they probably have the variety stuck with the name slightly misspelled, please check out:I appreciate the kind words.
As a print-on-demand book, I am able to do minor updates from time to time. If any member identifies an error or omission, just let me know about it. I will include that in the next revision.
The info on Mont-Calme Jaune and Mont-Calme Brun has already been revised, but will not appear until the next book revision is released (date uncertain). This is the result of research and communications from @Petzi on the subject.
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Thank you for your very detailed reflection. - Actually, I can't say anything other than that you seem to be absolutely right. Quite interesting that the Belgian one is not the same as the one from Switzerland. I know that the East German seed bank had some varieties that I know are Burley varieties classified as "Other". Maybe I will "borrow" some of them in the future and grow them side by side with seeds from Paul's seeds to see if these are Burley or not. I know that the USDA only reports information that came with the seeds, something that if I drift a little off topic easily makes Red African classified as Virginia F-C (Brightleaf tobacco). But this Mont Calme Jaune thing was interesting.Monte Calmajaune TI 1522 PI 370288 is a different variety than the Swiss-developed Mont-Calme Jaune. PI 370288 is clearly stated to have been developed in Belgium. Its leaf size and morphology are strikingly different, and its nicotine is 2 to 3 times higher than Mont-Calme Jaune. PI 370288 lists no pedigree, and the photos available show a different plant. The Swiss developed Mont-Calme Jaune has extensive, detailed data on its pedigree (even who performed the crosses and when). The Swiss consider it a burley. ARS-GRIN classes the Belgian one as "other".
So I can't say what that Belgium variety is, other than not Mont-Came Jaune.