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Cucumber (Parisian Pickling) - 2010 #2

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Quantity: 6

Plant Cucumber Cucumis sativus 6843


Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Cucumber 'Parisian Pickling' is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches in imperial).

Your garden has don't know light - try to position in a full sun location instead.

Remember to water often.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (10) is within the ideal range for Cucumber 'Parisian Pickling'. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 14.

A soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 is ideal for Cucumber 'Parisian Pickling' as it does best in acidic soil so test your soil acidity often.

More information about Cucumber (Parisian Pickling) - 2010 #2 is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Cucumber (Parisian Pickling) - 2010 #2 Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

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Are you finding these cucumbers to yield an abundance of the smaller gherkin-sized cucumbers? I’ve yet to figure out how to grow enough to make my own gherkins, I’ve only ever been able to do dill pickles, bread & butter, relish, etc. and I’m wondering if this variety might be the answer.

Posted on 14 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)


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No, but that’s more a management problem at this end as I haven’t been out to them for a week or so and consequently they can put on a bit of size in the meantime. The cucumbers are only just starting to get into full production too, it’s been wet and cool todate.

I have 6 varieties planted here in order to trial them and get an idea of how they go. I’ve just done a catch up harvest and stripped the bushes bare (of what I could see!) so the next harvest round will hopefully be a test of their fruit setting capabilities rather than their size :-)
Check out the Harvest Tally to date and you can see how they compare with the others.

One plant that came in very early was the Little Leaf.
Going by the size of the leaves and the general vigour of the plant it shouldn’t be producing anything near the others however it started first and is still producing well, the only down side is that Henny Penny (chook) finds they are just at her height and she likes them immensely so they get constantly beaked – even devoured! The fruit size on those would be the smallest too, approaching that of the Gherkin? (Now that I think about it, what is a gherkin size? These we’ve caught at 70-80mm -3") Being a less leafy plant possibly means we see them earlier too?

Posted on 14 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)

Interesting, perhaps it’s producing more fruit because it is a bit stressed?

Typically I would think of gherkin size as about an inch and a half or two inches (about 5-6 cm) and regular pickle size at the 3 inch mark. Here we refer to gherkins as the smaller and sweeter and with more of a cinnamon/cloves type spice type pickles. They typically cost more and in my house were always more of a “special occasion” item.

Posted on 18 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)


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That is a handsome looking plant graibeard! I am excited for you! Hopefully you will get a good crop! :)

Posted on 25 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)


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Thanks TropicanaRoses. They are certainly productive, and without threatening to take over the yard which is a huge bonus!

Posted on 25 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)

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