Boston Pickling Cucumber
The Boston Pickling Cucumber is an open-pollinated heirloom variety that has been around since the 1800’s. The bright green stout cukes grow up to 5-6″ and have thin skin and are straight with full ends, making them perfect for fitting nicely in a jar. Cucumis sativus. 55 Days to Maturity.
30 seeds per packet
Be sure to check out our Cucumber Growing Guide to learn more about how you can successfully grow cucumbers at home.
The Boston Pickling Cucumber is an open-pollinated heirloom variety that has been around since the 1800's. The bright green stout cukes have thin skin and are straight with full ends, making them perfect for fitting nicely in a jar. The Boston Pickling Cucumber is an extremely reliable variety and if picked often will produce many harvests throughout the growing season. Depending on how you'd like them, these can be harvested at 2-3" for gherkin-style pickles, or allowed to reach 5-6" for fresh eating. At their peak quality and size, cucumbers are about 5-6" long and 2-3" wide. This is a great variety for making cucumber salads or fresh vegetable trays, but it is known for the high-quality pickles that can be made with them. Slice them to make traditional hamburger chip pickles, or quarter them to make delicious pickle spears that fit perfectly into a jar.
Cucumbers perform best when direct-seeded. They do not perform well when transplanted. Cucumbers may be direct-seeded by hand or with a walk-behind seeder. To obtain a good stand of plants, we suggest planting seeds every 6-8" inches and thinning to one seed per foot. Cucumbers are a vining plant and grow best when provided a trellised structure to climb. Use a strong trellis that is well-supported with deeply driven stakes. Keeping plants off the ground will reduce the potential of plant diseases like mildews and other diseases that can result from excess plant moisture. Trellising will also keep the fruits cleaner and save time with harvest and processing, in addition to reducing fruit discoloration or yellowing from sitting on the soil surface.
Boston Pickling Cucumber Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Seed Spacing: 12"
Row Spacing: 5-6'
Days to Maturity: 55
Disease Resistance: Scab, Cucumber Mosaic Virus