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Parisian Pickling Cucumber

Cucumis sativus 'Parisian Pickling'

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Parisian Pickling Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Parisian Pickling') at Roger's Gardens

Parisian Pickling Cucumber fruit

Parisian Pickling Cucumber fruit

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Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Gherkin, Cornichon

Group/Class:  Heirloom

Description:

A beautiful heirloom variety, producing high yields of small, dark green cucumbers with a lovely crisp sweet flavor; firm thick flesh, ideal for pickling or snacking; best when harvested at 6" or less; suitable for small gardens and patio containers

Edible Qualities

Parisian Pickling Cucumber is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces small dark green long cucumbers (which are technically 'berries') with light green flesh which can be harvested at any point. The cucumbers have a delicious taste and a crisp texture.

The cucumbers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Pickling

Planting & Growing

Parisian Pickling Cucumber will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Parisian Pickling Cucumber is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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