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Cucumber - Parisian Gherkin - Cucumis sativus
Tender Annual French heirloom gherkin cucumber with bright green skin with dark green spots, firm flesh and few seeds. Very uniform shape, great for pickling.
Soil and Water: Plants need well-drained soil and will benefit from added compost or well composted manure. Watering should be moderate until flowering and then heavier as the fruits develop up until harvest
Planting and Growing: Cucumbers benefit from good air circulation and a mulch to keep moisture even. Sow indoors 3 weeks before last frost. If direct seeding, plant 5-6 seeds per hill two weeks after the last frost. Thin to the strongest 3 plants in hill. Plants can be trellised or run on the ground.
Harvesting & Storage: Fruits can be harvested at any desired size, from 1.5" - 5" and eaten fresh or made into pickles. Pick continuously to keep vines productive.
Did You Know? A gherkin is a pickle from a cucumber picked small and also a particular species of cucumber. More crunchy than other pickles, gherkin pickles can be sweet or tart.
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2-1"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 18-24"
Days to Maturity: 50-67 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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