Boston Pickler
Boston Pickler

856 – Boston Pickler

$3.00$12.50

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

HEIRLOOM. Prolific long-vined variety with good yields of pale-green 6 inch fruit. Excellent texture and flavor in pickles. In a wet season when many varieties were challenged by fungal problems, Boston Pickler kept producing fruit of very high quality until the end of the season and showed excellent resistance to Powdery Mildew.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
55 from transplant

SOWING
Sow when soil is at least 65 degrees. Seeds will germinate the quickest (~7 days) at 80 degrees. Sow indoor in large-celled trays or outdoors once the soil has warmed.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
The more compost the better! We transplant our seedlings directly into a hole filled with finished compost. Spraying with compost tea at transplant time is recommended.

PLANT HEIGHT
6-8″ – Boston picklers prefer to spread on the ground rather than trellising.

PLANT SPACING
2-3 feet apart

HARDINESS ZONES
Warm weather crop. Cucumbers will benefit from row cover before flowering stage to stay warm and to keep cucumber beetles off the plants. Be sure to remove row cover upon flowering so outside insects can assist in pollination. Mulching around the base of the plants will also keep the soil temperature more constant and create a barrier for female cucumber beetles trying to lay their eggs in the soil.

HARVEST
Harvest when fruits are no longer than 6″.

COMPANION PLANTING
Dill, tansy, catnip, yarrow, castor bean, wormwood, nasturtium, mints, and marigold will help to deter beetles.

DISEASE RESISTANCE
This variety is fairly resistant to Powdery Mildew and fungal pressure. Even with the onset of disease, the plants will still yield a fair number of fruit.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

As their name says, the Boston Pickler is an ideal cucumber variety for pickling as they hold flavor and texture well.

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 50 seeds, L ~ 200 seeds, XL ~ 800 seeds

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