Cucumber Seeds - Boston Pickling
- 50 Seeds
- 55-65 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Height: Vining Growth Habit
- Crunchy Texture
- Specifically Bred for Pickling
- Green with Fine Yellow Stripes
- Pickle-Perfect Size: 3-6 inches
- Resistant to Common Cucumber Diseases
History: Boston Pickling Cucumber, with its roots tracing back to the Boston region, carries with it the culinary heritage of New England. Specifically cultivated for the art of pickling, this variety has won the hearts of many, making its mark not just in Boston but kitchens nationwide. Its unique attributes, combined with its legacy of being passed down through generations, make it an indispensable heirloom in the world of pickling.
Uses: Boston Pickling Cucumber, though crisp and tasty when consumed fresh, truly finds its purpose in pickling. The cucumbers are ideally sized, typically ranging from 3 to 6 inches, and their flesh is both crunchy and absorbent. This makes them a prime candidate for soaking up the rich flavors of pickling brines, resulting in delights like classic dill pickles, spicy pickles, or even sweet bread-and-butter pickles.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Exhibiting a vining growth pattern, Boston Pickling Cucumbers demand support, either from trellises or fences, to reach their full potential. Seeds should be sown about 1 inch deep, ensuring a gap of 12 inches between them in rows spaced 4-6 feet apart. Favored conditions include nutrient-rich, well-draining soil bathed in full sunlight. Regular watering, especially in dry conditions, is crucial. Consistency in moisture helps in avoiding bitterness in the cucumbers. Moreover, this variety boasts resistance to some common cucumber ailments, granting gardeners a bit of peace of mind.