A great cucumber variety for pickling
Fin de Meaux cornichon or gherkin is a rustic, vigorous and early variety of cucumber. This variety produces long and almost cylindrical green cucumber without spiky skin and is very productive. The fruits are firm and crunchy with a dense flesh. This variety is ideal for pickling.
Scientific Name: Cucumis melo var adzhur
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 23C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 91 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost if you will be growing them in a heated greenhouse. Sow cucumber seeds on their side, 1–2 cm deep, in small pots. Keep them at 21°C . Or Sow directly outside after the last chance of frost has passed and the soil temperature is at 21 C.