(aka Improved Bourbonne) The old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Dark green color, firm thick flesh, inconspicuous seeds. Can be used small for pickling (50 days) or larger for slicing (70 days). They yield well right up until frost, probably a gallon a week, and ferment and can beautifully. HOW TO GROW: Soak seeds overnight before planting either individually in rows or hills of 3-6 seeds each. Tighter spacing and higher yields can be achieved through trellising the plants on fences or poles. Continually harvesting will keep the plant producing new fruits. Heirloom cucumbers do not like acidic soil! To get an earlier heirloom cucumber crop start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Heirloom cucumbers are thirsty! Never let them go dry. Heirloom cucumbers are over 95% water. Cucumber beetles are “supposed” to dislike marigolds or wood ashes sprinkled at the base of cucumber vines. *** **SOIL Temperature for Germination: 70-75F **Size at Maturity: 5-6 inches **Plant Spacing: 24″, Row Spacing: 36″; **Seed: 4-6 per hill; Thin Plants To 1-2 per hill. **Planting Depth: 1/2″ **Hardiness: Zones 4-10 **Sun Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade **Days to Germination: 7-14 days **Germination Rate: 96%.
Heirloom Seed Product Features:
Parisian Pickling Cucumber French Gherkin Seeds Heirloom NON-GMO Bourbonne, RARE, Crispy, Fragrant and Delicious! 50-70 days.
SOIL Temperature for Germination: 70-75F. Planting Depth: 1/2″.
Plant Spacing: 24-36″. Seed Spacing: 4-6 per hill. Thin Plants To 1-2 per hill.
They are one of the best all-around cucumbers available. They have an excellent shelf life and known to be burpless.
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