Cucumber Piccolo di Parigi Seeds
Info: The cucumber `Piccolo di Parigi` is a precocious and high-yielding cucumber and probably one of the best gherkins, regardless of they are pickled in mustard, honey or vinegar. It is best to harvest when they have a length of 8-15 cm. The fully ripened cucumbers reach a length of 20-25 cm, but then they develop a light bitterness. Regular harvesting encourages the formation of fruit.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow indoors Mar-Apr or sow directly outdoors in May when all risk of frost has passed. Sow 3 seeds 10mm deep into 8cm pots of free draining moist seed compost. Thin to strongest seedling asap. Keep moist, not wet. Plant the seedlings out after the last frost. Cucumbers prefer rich soil with plenty of organic matter. Train up supports with 45 cm spacing. For ground maturing lay straw or plastic to keep fruit clean with 90cm spacing. Pick fruits while young and tender, older fruits can become bitter.
|Botanical name||Cucumis sativa|
|Sowing||from Mar/Apr indoors, from May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny to partial shade, nutrient-rich soil|
|Harvesting||July - September|