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
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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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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.

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