Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds - (Cucumis sativus)

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SKU:
V1245
Seed Count:
Approx 35 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
50-60 days
Days to Germination:
5-7 days @ 75-95F
Plant Spacing:
18-24"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

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.

History

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.

Uses

Very receptive to any pickling recipe, whether dill, sweets, bread and butter or spicy.

Growing Tip

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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