Parisian Pickling Cucumber seeds are a French Heirloom Organic Vegetable
Grown on Ophidian Farms – always organic!
The rare old French gherkin or cornichon pickler. Listed in America in 1892 by Gregory. Said to be great for making tiny sweet pickles, but we make excellent medium sized dills from these. We use the traditional lacto-fermentation methods of pickle-making. The flavor and the texture are perfect, mind blowing in fact, when picked at a few days old. Parisian Pickles has that deep fresh heirloom flavor you want from the older varieties. They are great pickled and delicious in salads.
Cucumbers are warm season vegetables. They are seeded or transplanted outside in the ground no earlier than 2 weeks after last frost date. Cucumbers are extremely susceptible to frost damage; the soil must be at least 65ºF for germination. Do not plant outside too soon! For an early crop, start cucumber seeds indoors about 3 weeks before you transplant them in the ground. They like bottom heat of about 70ºF (21ºC). Plant out in full sun. Ideally, soil should be neutral or slightly alkaline with a pH of 7.0. Improve clay soil by adding organic matter. Improve dense, heavy soil by adding peat, compost or rotted manure. Light, sandy soils are preferred for northern gardens, as they warm quickly in the spring. Make sure that soil is moist and well-drained, not soggy.
Sow seeds in rows, 1 inch deep and 6 to 10 inches apart. If you are transplanting seedlings, plant them 12 inches apart. Most varieties will grow in any amount of space, thanks to the plant’s ability to climb. The most common varieties of slicing cucumbers have sprawling vines with large green leaves and curling tendrils. The growth of these plants is fast, and the crop yield is abundant if you care for them properly. Requires consistent watering.
Price: $1.50 per gram
Approximately 40 seeds / gram
Auction is for 1 packet = 1 gram = around 40 seeds
Germination rate = 85 %