This old favorite heirloom cucumber has been around since the 1880s, and is still highly popular. Its vines are vigorous and have a high yield of green fruit. Great flavor and consistent size make for great pickles, as well as fresh in salads.
Cucumber – Boston Pickling – Cucumis sativus
Soil & Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill. Once the seedlings sprout, thin to the 3 best vines.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18″ apart if trellised or 36″ apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the fruit is small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.
- Soil Temperature: 70-95F
- Planting Depth: 1/2″
- Germination: 3-10 Days
- Height At Maturity: 1′-4′
- Days To Maturity: 55 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 18″-48″
- Approx Seeds per packet: 25