Parisian Gherkin Cucumber is a hybrid, mini or “gherkin” cucumber variety that produces loads of crisp, tiny cucumbers. The plants are compact and average 2′ tall, making this a great option for smaller gardens like raised beds or patio containers. They will perform best with minor staking, but do not require a large trellis like traditional slicing or pickling cucumber varieties.
Parisian Gherkin Cucumber produces bountiful yields of tiny cucumbers. They can be harvested as small as 1″ long, but are great when allowed to reach 2-4″ in length. They have a remarkably crisp texture and are great for eating raw. The crisp texture also makes Parisian Gherkin a great option for pickling. Plants are vigorous and resistant to cucumber mosaic virus and powdery mildew.
Cucumbers perform best when direct-seeded. They do not perform as well when transplanted. Cucumbers may be direct-seeded by hand or with a walk-behind seeder. To obtain a good stand of plants, we suggest planting seeds every 6-8″ inches and thinning to one seed per foot.
Cucumbers are a vining plant and grow best when given a trellised structure to climb. Use a strong trellis that is well-supported with deeply driven stakes. Keeping plants off the ground will reduce the potential of plant diseases like mildews and other diseases that can result from excess plant moisture.
Trellising will also keep the fruits cleaner and save time with harvesting and processing. It will also help to prevent fruit discoloration or yellowing from sitting on the soil surface. Our Hortonova Trellis Netting works great for trellising cucumbers and is easy to install.
Parisian Gherkin Cucumber Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 12″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 50
Disease Tolerance: Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Scab, Powdery Mildew