Parisian Gherkin Cucumber Seeds


This packet sows up to 10 feet of trellised cucumbers.
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Gherkins are tiny cucumbers used for pickles, and these are the best! Use as small as 1 ½" long for excellent sweet pickles, or for French cornichons ("little horns"). Slice for salads at 3"–4" long. Plants are semi-vining at 24" long and ideal for small garden spaces and containers. Disease resistant. A 2015 All-America Selections winner.
$2.69 500 mg

Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 24" vines

Variety Information: 'Parisian Gherkin' is a selection from the 1800s French heirloom cucumber, 'Bourbonne'. It is quick to produce small, 2" warty gherkins on compact plants with disease resistance to scab and cucumber mosaic virus, as well as tolerance to powdery mildew. Fruits can also be harvested at 4" for slicing or pickling.

Type: Gynoecious

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"

Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat".

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Parisian Gherkin Cucumber Seeds Reviews

5 reviews
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I agree that these are easy to grow in a small space; we put in three in a 4 foot stretch in a raised bed garden. So far, I've canned 5 pints of cornichons, and the cukes are still coming strong. The pollinators adore the flowers. I love making cornichons, which are quick and easy and (not by coincidence) have ingredients which ripen about the same time as the tiny cucumbers. My second summer growing this variety.
Claire from NC

parisian gherkins
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 29, 2020
thefirst planting did not germinate at all second planting has germinated but has not flowered yet. I am rather disappointed as I make pickles and was looking foward to a great crop of small crunchy dill pickles
kathleen michaud from MN
Owner Response: Hi Kathleen, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Cucumber seeds need warm soil to germinate (soil temperature lags behind air temperature in spring), but it sounds like that all worked out with your later sowing. These plants will flower when enough time has passed for them to mature unless there is an overabundance of nitrogen in the soil which favors leaf growth over flowering. If you live in an area with a short growing season you may want to start seeds indoors 3 to 4 week prior to transplanting out a couple of weeks after your average last frost to give them a head start. Happy gardening!

Way better than expected!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 27, 2020
I bought these since I was looking for things to grown on our deck. I wasn't sure what I was ganna do with then since I've never pickled but figured I could try them without. They tasted like normal cucumbers and produce a whole bunch! If you leave them they get normal sized. I had them in a 7 gal wooden pot with a little trellis. Great option for decks!
Kelly Jenkins from MA

Outstanding cucumber if you like Gherkins
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 16, 2020
I've grown Gherkin cucumbers for a number of years now, typically using Seeds of Change Gherkin F-1 seed. How delighted I was to find this new variety which has delicate, almost sweet, smooth flavor, grows larger than other Gherkins without getting large seeds, and lacks the prickly points of other cucumbers. These are absolutely amazing! They're the "perfect" gherkin.
Sarah Joplin from MO

My favorite crop from last season
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 25, 2020
I love love loved these! They grew so fast, and tasted amazing. Next year i am going to dedicate much more space for them to climb, i cant wait.
Jessica Woolard from KY

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