Paris small white is and Heirloom variety from France. It's also known as Bianco Moscatello in Italy. This small, totally white gherkin variety is used for pickling with vinegar. It fast growing and produces a prolific amount of little gherkins. This plant needs a sturdy support.
juni - september
Indoor sowing: from april
Outdoor sowing: from may
Germination temp.: 20 - 22°C
Germination: 3 - 5 days
Sowing depth: 1 - 1½ cm
Transplanting seedlings: At least 3 weeks after sowing
Plant spacing: 1 m²
Plant position: sunny and sheltered
Days till harvest: 55 - 65
Sow indoors from april in individual pots. Sow 1 - 1½ cm deep in moist soil. Transplant the seedlings outdoors after 2 or 3 weeks, when there's no longer any danger of frosts. Gherkin seedling roots are very fragile, so be careful. Gherkins need a sheltered and sunny spot or put them in a greenhouse.
Sow outdoors from may, when there's no longer any danger of frosts. Pick a sheltered and very sunny spot or put them in a greenhouse. Sow 1 seed about 1 - 1½ cm deep in individual pots. Keep moist and weedfree. Transplant the seedlings to bigger pots, when they're large enough to handle. Be careful with the tender roots.
Harvest the gherkins by cutting of the fruits with a knife. Water them extra during dry spells because they need a lot of water during growth. They can be preserved with vinegar and herbs.