Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds

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Grow a classic with our Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds, ideal for homemade pickles. These heirloom seeds mature quickly in 55-60 days, producing sweet, crunchy, and prolific cucumbers perfect for both pickling and fresh eating.

(30 premium seeds in each packet.)

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Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds

Delight in the rich history and robust flavor of the Boston Pickling Cucumber, an American heirloom variety first marketed in 1877 by D.M. Ferry & Co. Celebrated for its rapid production and prolonged harvest season, this cucumber is perfect for those who love home pickling.


  • Days to Maturity: Ready in just 55-60 days for a season-long harvest.
  • Fruit Characteristics: Produces bright green cucumbers, about 3 inches long with dark spines, known for their smooth skin and high yield.
  • Flavor Profile: Sweet, crunchy, and low in acid, making them ideal for pickling.

Growing Guide:

  • Sowing: Plant seeds 1 inch deep, spacing them 36-48 inches apart.
  • Soil and Watering: Thrives in loamy, sandy, well-drained, and fertilized soil. Requires regular watering.
  • Support: Benefits from early trellis support for more vigorous fruiting.

Historical Significance:

  • Lauded by various seed catalogs through the years for its excellent pickling qualities and suitability for both green and ripe pickling.

Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, the Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds are a fantastic choice, offering a delightful balance of ease of growth and rewarding, flavorful harvests. Perfect for creating your own pickles or enjoying fresh from the garden.


Frequently Asked Questions About Boston Pickling Cucumbers

  1. How do you grow Boston pickling cucumbers from seed? To grow Boston pickling cucumber seeds, start by sowing them indoors 4-6 weeks before the last spring frost or directly in the garden after the frost danger has passed. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep in loamy, sandy, well-drained soil with a pH of 6-6.5. Seeds typically germinate in 3-10 days. Once true leaves establish, transplant them 36-48 inches apart. These cucumbers perform best when grown on 8″ tall mounds and provided a trellis to minimize crowding. Regular watering and a top layer of mulch are beneficial for shallow roots.
  2. Are Boston pickling cucumbers a bush or vine? Boston pickling cucumbers are a vining variety. They grow best with support, such as a trellis or stakes, to allow the vines to climb and spread. This support also helps in producing cleaner fruit and can aid in disease prevention.
  3. How tall do Boston pickling cucumbers grow? As a vining plant, Boston pickling cucumbers can grow quite tall, often reaching several feet in length when supported by a trellis. The height can vary depending on the growing conditions and the support provided.
  4. How long does it take Boston pickling cucumbers to mature? Boston pickling cucumbers typically mature and are ready for harvest in about 55-60 days from planting. This quick maturation allows for a lengthy harvesting season, especially if seeds are planted in succession throughout the growing season.
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30 premium seeds in each packet.

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