Cucumber Gherkin Piccolo Di Parigi

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A traditional French Cornichon pickler / gherkin seen in every French market. Huge quantities of tiny crisp spiny skinned cukes are produced from early in the season. Ideal whole / sliced or for pickling. 61 days from germination.

  • Seed Count: 50

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Cucumber Gherkin Piccolo Di Parigi

Cucumber Gherkin Piccolo Di Parigi. A traditional French Cornichon pickler / gherkin seen in every French market. Huge quantities of tiny crisp spiny skinned cukes are produced from early in the season. Ideal whole / sliced or for pickling. 61 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Cucumber Gherkin Piccolo Di Parigi

  • Best sown under cover (protected / heated) from Mid spring,
  • 3-4 seeds 1in deep in a 3in pot in good compost,
  • and thin later to the best one or two plants per clump.
  • (These will not germinate in cold / damp conditions, use a propagator or warm draft free windowsill)
  • Transplant no later than 3 weeks after seeding as cucumbers have a tap root that can be easily damaged.
  • Cucumbers germinate and grow best when summer really gets going,
  • and will not appreciate being planted out too early unless protected with fleece.
  • To avoid bitterness, keep plants evenly moist at all times.
  • Cut fruits regularly to encourage long continuous production.