Seed Exchange - Also known as Improved Bourbonne, this dark-green cucumber with firm, thick flesh and inconspicuous seeds is suitable for pickling or slicing. An historic French variety used in the late 1800s to manufacture gherkins (cornichons). Listed in 1892 by James J. H. Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Can be harvested small for pickling (50 days) or larger for slicing (70 days)
Dark green skin
Used for gherkins
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.
Plant 6-8 Seeds on a Hill
Plant 1" Deep
Thin to 3 or 4 plants
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