Growing Boston Pickling Cucumber Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucumis sativus
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 50-60 days
- Hardiness Zone: 4-12
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 7'
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist and well drained, temp of 55 to 65 F, pH 6 to 7
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to corn wireworms, cutworms, and fungal diseases
- Color: Light and dark green
- Flavor: Sweet
Seeds Per Package:
- 3 g - Approximately 100 Seeds
- 1 oz- Approximately 1,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 4,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 16,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 80,000 Seeds
Cucumbers usually have both male and female flowers. It is the female flower that produces fruit while the male flower produces primarily pollen. Sow between March and April. Plant this heirloom next to corn or radish and avoid potato, cauliflower, and basil. Boston Pickling has a vine growth habit that spread across the soil. Harvest between July and August--when the fruit is 3 inches long. If cucumbers turn yellow, it's too late. Pick fruit early in the morning and refrigerate for the best flavor.