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Cucumis sativus

Description

Old French variety which was the most popular pickling cucumber. It produces loads of gherkin sized, dark green, small-spined, seedless, crunchy-sweet fruits.

Pick when they have reached 5-7cm in length.

Harvesting seed

Allow the cucumber fruit to ripen on the vine until past eating quality. Remove and then leave for a further 20 days in a dry warm place.

Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise to extract the seeds. Scoop out seeds and any surrounding pulp from the seed cavity.

Allow seeds and jelly-like liquid to sit in jar at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. Fungus will start to form on top. Stir daily. Jelly will dissolve and good seeds will sink to bottom while remaining debris and immature seeds can be rinsed away. Spread seeds on a paper towel or screen until dry.

Store in an airtight container.

 

 


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Green
Hardiness
Tender
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
10 years
Nominal value
4 pence/seed