Cornichon 'Piccolo di Parigi'

Gherkin - Cornichon  'Piccolo di Parigi'

Common Name: Gherkin
Genus: Cornichon
Cultivar: 'Piccolo di Parigi'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.80 m (80 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 2.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 30.0 cm
Harvest: June to November
Months to Sow Inside: February to June
Months to Sow Ouside: April to July
Months to Plant Outside: March to July


Translated to 'Small Gherkin of Paris' this is used widely across Italy and is suitable for pickling in vinager.

  • Growing Instructions

    Sow indoors - February to June for earlier crops and plant out in March to July
    Sow outside - April to July when the air temperature is above 15°C
    These plants are heat lovers and should not be started until risk of frost has passed.
    Sow 2cm deep
    Plants will do especially well when they are grown on a trellis wigwam or wire. They will need a sheltered warm sunny position. Thin plants to 30cm apart April to August

    Harvest: June to November