Re: [gardeners] Re:Cornichons

George Shirley (
Thu, 09 Mar 2000 10:47:37 -0600 wrote:
> In a message dated 3/8/00 9:05:32 PM,
> writes:
> << 11 hills of French Mini-cucumbers >>
> Do you make the Cornichons (French Pickles) with the cucumbers?  I am
> planning to plant a few plants as we brought back seed from France and would
> love to give the Cornichon making a try.  We love them and they are $5.50
> here for a small jar (12 oz).
> Mary-Anne

To the best of my knowledge a cornichon is just a small cuke that has
been pickled. You can get the same stuff in Del Dixie's small pickles,
at least they taste the same to me. There are several varieties of cukes
that are meant to be picked at about 2 to 3 inches in length to make
small pickles. Any good seed catalog will carry seed for them.