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 15C
    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