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Boston Pickling Cucumber (Heirloom, 52 Days)

7 reviews

Heirloom pre-1880. Per D. M. Ferry in 1930, “This is a very productive variety that is extensively grown for pickles. The vines are vigorous. The fruits are bright green, of medium size, very smooth and symmetrical. The flesh is crisp and tender”. 

 25 seeds


Cucumis sativus

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation, takes up less space and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

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janet l.
United States United States

Yippee skippy great cukes love 'em!

Kate S.
Amazing cucumbers

I've never grown cucumbers but these were very easy to grow in a container. Regular watering is a must and will aid in cucumbers to grow overnight! There are a lot of cucumbers on the two plants I planted, however none will be pickled because they are so good fresh! I just slice them into discs and snack on them- so crunchy and refreshing!

Pam L.
United States United States
Boston Pickling cucumbers

They grow well & the price is right

Charlotte C.

These were great! Every seed germinated. These were great fresh eating, and made wonderful dill pickles and bread and butter pickles.

Jocelyn K.
United States
Amazing Cucumbers

They have grown well and I have a lot set on ready to get bigger. They taste wonderful and I hope to get enough to make pickles.