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Boston Pickling Improved Cucumber

Boston Pickling Improved Cucumber

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Boston Pickling Improved

55 days — An improved version of the original 'Boston Pickling' cucumber, it is a dependable variety that bears fruit over a long period of time if kept picked. The plants have blocky, bright green fruit that, as its name implies, are perfect for pickling.

'Boston Pickling' was originally released in 1880 by Wood and Sons.[1] The improved strain is reportedly resistant to cucumber mosaic virus and cucumber scale. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 25 to 30 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Cucumbers grow best with long, hot, humid days with maximum sunshine and warm nights. Plants are extremely susceptible to frost. Sow seeds outside only after danger of frost when soil has warmed. Make a second sowing 4 to 5 weeks later for a late summer or early fall harvest. For an earlier harvest and to reduce the threat of insect damage to seedlings, start a few plants indoors in individual pots (or trays with separate compartments) about a month before your last spring frost date.

Sowing: To seed in rows, plant seeds 1 inch deep and about 6 inches apart. To plant in hills, plant four or five seeds in 1-foot-diameter circles set 5 to 6 feet apart. Informational Resources:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America - Cucumber (A-I), Lists 1-27 Combined, " Edited by Todd C. Wehner, Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.