Single Packet of 90 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Boston Pickling Cucumbers, from freshly harvested Cucumis sativa seeds. Boston Pickling is an heirloom variety that was introduced in the late 1800's. They will produces 3 to 7 inch long cucumbers all through the summer months. Aptly named, this variety is perfect for pickling and can also be enjoyed raw. It's thick outer skin is dark green, while it's inner flesh is a light pale green color. Delicious and refreshing, Boston Pickling can be added to fresh salads and is strong enough to withstand pickling spices.
Boston Pickling is a prolific variety that performs well in hot climates. The vines grow quickly, taking up roughly 3 to 5 feet of land. You might consider providing your cucumber plants a trellis or other support to grow these vines vertically. The vining plants grow to a mature height of roughly 1 to 2 feet tall, if grown without supports and will produce oblong fruits on the ground. Boston Pickling is ready for harvesting in about 55 days.
Cucumbers taste great in salads, and most varieties are pickled as well. There are several health benefits that you may be interested in learning about, when it comes to consuming cucumbers. Some of these benefits include, reduced risk of cancer, reduced inflammation, fresher breath and benefits in weight loss. For more information on the benefits of eating cucumbers such as this, check out this article.