Cucumber - Boston Pickling - Heirloom
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Boston Pickling cucumber has been around for a long time for good reason, it is the standard for homemade pickles.
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Boston Pickling Improved Cucumber Seeds (57 days) Latin name - Cucumis sativus
This very old (1880s) reliable pickling cucumber was "improved" sometime in the 1950s giving it resistance to cucumber mosaic virus and cucumber scale.
Boston Pickling cucumber has been around for a long time for good reason, it is the standard for homemade pickles. It produces heavy yields of small 6" cucumbers down right perfect for pickling. It is best to harvest cucumbers for pickles when they are 2" to 6" long. That way they fit in your jars!!
1924 Portland Seed Company catalog says about Boston Pickling Cucumber... "Color, bright green, and a great producer. The fruits average 4 to 5 inches in length when large enough for slicing and are of excellent quality, but it is for producing medium sized pickles that this variety is so highly esteemed." Germinates over 65 degrees. Plant hills of 3 seeds Plant 1/2" Ready in 57 days.