Tender Midgets on Patio-size Plants!
This All-America Selections winner is organic!
Variety: Parisian Gherkin Hybrid
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 30 seeds
Days to Maturity: 50
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 30
Plant Height: 10 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible,?Award Winner,?Certified Organic
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Cucumber Mosaic Virus,?Disease Resistant,?Powdery Mildew,?Scab
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
50 days from direct-sowing.
Grow little gherkins in patio pots with this award-winning beauty! Parisian Gherkin (don’t you love the name?) is one of the very few organic varieties ever to win an All-America Selection! But when the judges saw this compact, semi-vining plant setting masses of scrumptious little black-spined cukes, they had no choice!
Best picked at just 2 to 4 inches long (about 1 to 2 ounces), these cukes are not mushy little fall-aparts. They have texture, grip, and bite. Very crisp and flavorful, they are a delectable treat raw or sliced, but have been labeled gherkins because they hold up so well to pickling, and make the perfect little pickles for gourmet occasions as well as everyday noshing.
The plant reaches just 10 or 12 inches high, but is generously branched and sets about two dozen fruits. Of course, it can be grown in the veggie patch as well as in containers, and shows great vigor in any setting. The disease resistance package of Parisian Gherkin is pretty formidable: cucumber mosaic virus, scab, and powdery mildew are no problem for this powerhouse!
Direct-sow seeds in a sunny spot after all danger of frost is past, or start indoors and transplant when the first true leaf appears. Cucumbers can be allowed to grow on the ground, but for longer, straighter fruit and to save garden space, grow them in a cage or on a trellis, allowing 1 foot between plants. Keep them well-watered, and keep the fruits picked promptly. Pkt is 30 seeds.