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Cucumber 'Boston Pickling'    

Cucumis sativus

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Boston Pickling is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cucumber variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus 'Boston Pickling'. 'Boston Pickling' is considered a heirloom cultivar. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   School bus yellow. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Office Green and   Green-yellow.

5-6 inch long, 2-3 inch wide blunt ended dark green cucumbers.

This heirloom dates back to 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Makes a good crisp pickle.

Boston Pickling grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm), Boston Pickling grows with a climbing growth habit. Expect blooming to occur in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Boston Pickling originates from.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Boston Pickling Cucumber is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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How to grow Boston Pickling

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Boston Pickling is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Boston Pickling requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Boston Pickling from seed

Plant in hills of 3-4 plants, spaced 4-6 feet apart.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 4.88 feet (1.50 metres) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Boston Pickling about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Boston Pickling

Best to direct sow this variety.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Boston Pickling is a tender plant.

Harvesting Boston Pickling

Ripe cucumbers will be 5-6 inches long, 2-3 inches wide, and dark green, with lighter green striping.

Expect harvests to start to occur in late spring.

Cucumber Boston Pickling Etymology

Geographic Heirloom. A pickling cuke from Boston.

Boston Pickling folklore & trivia

Grow on a trellis for easier picking! Good fresh or pickled.

Other Names for Cucumber 'Boston Pickling'

boston pickler, Boston, Bostonian, Muncher

Latest Cucumber 'Boston Pickling' Reviews

  • Didn’t produce many cucumbers but that was mainly my fault. Grown in a too crowded cooler with a tomato and strawberries.

    4 stars

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