Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds - (Cucumis sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 35 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 50-60 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-7 days @ 75-95F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Boston Pickling Cucumber - An Old Favorite
Considered by many as the standard for home-made pickles, it always gives high yields of short, blocky, thin-skinned cucumbers with crisp, solid flesh perfect for pickling. Often described as an amazing producer, giving almost a gallon of cucumbers per plant. The ideal size is between 2–6" to fit into standard pickle jars. If you miss a few, simply chop them for relish as they stay mild and sweet when larger.
First appeared around 1880 when it was listed by D.M. Ferry and Co. and Wood and Sons.
Cucumbers are thought to have originated in India at the foot of the Himalayas, and cultivated in western Asia for 3,000 years. Well known by the ancient Greeks and Romans, introduced to China in the 2nd century BC. Columbus brought cucumbers to the New World in 1494.
Very receptive to any pickling recipe, whether dill, sweets, bread and butter or spicy.
Cucumbers need to be continuously harvested to keep up production. If the fruits yellow on the vine the plant will stop producing altogether, To harvest twist them off the vine or snip them with clippers to make sure you do not damage the vines.
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