As is often the case, it is a story of renaissance thanks to passionate producers. The Ratte du Touquet already featured in horticultural manuals in the 19th century. Then it disappeared from consumption habits. In the early 1960s, an engineer from the Versailles species station found a producer in the Le Touquet region who was keen to revive it. The variety boomed in the 80s thanks to the Dequidt family (Touquet Plants) and reconquered epicureans. Small, fragile, fine, and firm, it likes sandy soil, little water, and requires quite a demanding growing process. Seven producers grow this little nugget in compliance with very strict specifications (quality charter).