Parisienne Cornichon de Bourbonne Cucumber

50-60 days. Cornichon is French for tiny, crisp pickles made from gherkin Cucumbers. A glass of Sancerre, fresh baguettes, pâté and our tart cornichons will transport your picnic to the French countryside! A French heirloom variety dating back to the late 1800s, Parisienne Cornichon de Bourbonne was used extensively in France as the premier pickling Cornichon. It produces loads of gherkin or Cornichon-sized, dark green, small-spined, seedless, crunchy-sweet Cucumbers. Harvest fully developed, no more than 2" long and the width of a child's finger. Here's how to make your own Cornichons: lightly rinse the little Cucumbers. Rub skins with a kitchen towel. Pack into a sterilized glass jar with one tablespoon kosher salt, 15 to 20 tiny, peeled silverskin Onions, one very hot Pepper, a few peppercorns and fresh Tarragon. Fill jar with white wine vinegar. They'll be ready in a week and keep for months in the fridge. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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Warmth-loving Cucumbers may be grown as transplants, sown indoors 2 weeks before the last spring frost date, or direct-sown well after all threat of frost has passed and when the soil has warmed up to 50°F. Harvest with a sharp blade regularly to promote abundant production before seed cavities swell, when the Cucumbers are small and thin-skinned. Cucumber vines creep stealthily, so take care to avoid garden traffic jams. They are successfully trellised vertically thanks to prolific spiraling tendrils. Some varieties are parthenocarpic and seedless, meaning pollination is unnecessary, while most have seeds and require pollination for flower and fruit development. About 90% water, Cucumbers are rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese, and yield antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. We love Renny Darling's Cucumber and Chive Soup with Lemon and Dill and our Asian-inspired Refreshing Cucumber Salad. It's fun to slice off the ends and hollow them out as little cups for cold Cucumber soup. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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