Cucumber, Boston Pickling
Boston Pickling Cucumber
Boston Pickling Cucumbers are a go to gardeners favorite when looking for high yields of short cucumbers with solid flesh for picking. Boston Pickling Cucumbers are thin-skinned, straight with full ends, and a nice green color. Boston Pickling Cucumbers will bear continuously if kept harvested. The Flesh is crisp and very receptive to pickling spices. Great for any pickling recipe, from sweets to dills and bread and butter. Best harvested from 3 to 7 inches, it really depends on your pickling needs. Boston Pickling Cucumbers are resistant to scab and are tolerant to cucumber mosaic.
- Botanical Name - Cucumis sativus
- Season of Interest - Cool / Warm
- Cultivating Difficulty: Easy
- Growth Habit: Upright - Climbing/Vine
- Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5
- Soil Type: Well-drained, Fertile soil
- Features: Open-Pollinating
- Color: Green
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height: 18-24"
- Spread: 1 to 6 feet
- Days to emergence: 3 to 10
- Heirloom: YES
- Non-GMO: YES
- Treated: NO
- Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Watering: Medium
- Season of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Approximately 1000 seed per ounce
Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Annual, Monoecious
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
Monoecious cucumbers grow both female and male flowers. They do not need another cultivar cucumber plant for pollination. Monoecious plants are pollinated by bees, other insects and wind.
- Cabbage Family
- Marigold deters beetles
- Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor
- Oregano deters pests in general
- Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects
Did you know...The term “cool as a cucumber” is actually derived from the cucumber’s ability to cool the temperature of the blood. Also, when applied topically, cucumber really does cool the blood and ease facial swelling, which is why cucumbers are so popular in facial regimens.
Nutritional Value & Health Benefits: One medium unpeeled, raw cucumber has: