Cucumber- Boston Pickling

Cucumis sativus

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Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

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Cucumber- Boston Pickling

Cucumis sativus


  • Great for pickling
  • Good disease resistance


This heirloom variety was originally released in the late 1800's but was 'improved' sometime around 1950 to give it better disease resistance. It's the perfect variety for making pickles. Cucumbers grow to around 15cm if let to mature but are normally harvested at around 5-10cm for pickling. Crunchy texture. Mature cucumbers are good for slicing in salads. Long producing.

Pickled cucumbers are also known as Gherkins and pickles.  


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 10mm
When: Spring(or after frost) and summer
Row Spacing: 120cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 40cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Days to Maturity/flowering: 55 days
*Notes: Can be grown on ground or as a climber. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Avoid overhead watering.

(Product number: E4-07)


SKU E4-07
Botanical name: Cucumis sativus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 30 seeds
Photo credits:

Photo by jennylrae

Photo by Bill McKelvey

Photo by Pookie & Schnookie

Boston pickling cucumber

22 August 2019
Planted seeds in spring for abundant harvest in summer, good for both salads and pickling and seem to tolerate Sydney’s humidity well.
(5)

Boston Pickling Cucumber

By: on 8 October 2016
I have planted these little beauties for the past three years and have never had a bad year. They produce large amounts of very nice small fruit. I can a few jars of Pickles a year and have found that the family prefer these over other cucumber types to eat raw.
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