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French Cornichon

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Petite Pickles

French Cornichon

EXCLUSIVE – Cornichons are tiny, European style “mini” pickles. Traditionally they are made into the tiny, tangy pickles often served with cocktails and pâtés. Our imported French Cornichons are both early and vigorous with vines that produce high yields of refined, firm-fleshed little pickles to harvest when well-filled and just a few inches long. They are super easy to make into delicious baby pickles or tiny, sweet, crunchy gherkins. Our disease-resistant, imported variety produces extra early.
Seed Count: 35 / Weight: 0.8 gm / F1 Hybrid
$ 3.59
#5542
#5542
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START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Plant heat loving cucumbers only when weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C). Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 1 1/2 feet apart and 1 inch deep with 3 feet between rows.

Thin to 1 seedling per group. Or make slightly mounded hills 5 feet apart, sowing 5 or 6 seeds in each hill. Thin to the 3 strongest plants.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect seedlings from marauding birds with plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Shallow rooted cucumbers need ample and consistent moisture. Avoid overly wet or dry periods for good quality fruit. Growing cucumber vines up vertical supports saves garden space and makes it easy to find and harvest the cucumbers.

 

HARVEST AND USE

IMPORTANT: Harvest by cutting when just 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. Harvest every few days to keep vines producing and the cornichons from getting too big! Put up pickles within a few days of harvest.

Pickle tiny cornichons in a simple vinegar solution with garlic, peppercorns and fresh tarragon or dill. Traditional with pâté and delicious as snacks or with cocktails.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch
4 inches apart
7 – 10 days
Approx. 53 – 58

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch
4 inches apart
7 – 10 days
Approx. 53 – 58

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

4 inches apart

Days to Germinate

7 – 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 53 – 58

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