Boston Pickling Cucumber
Boston Pickling is an old favorite with proven high yields and great pickle quality.

Boston Pickling Cucumber

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 3 to 7 inches
  • Matures: 55 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 to 48 inches apart
  • Plant size: Long vine

Heirloom. A favorite of gardeners for high yields of short cukes with solid flesh. Cucumbers are thin-skinned, straight with full ends, and a nice green color. Vines bear continuously. Flesh is crisp and very receptive to pickling spices. Great for any pickling recipe, whether sweets or dills. May be harvested at sizes from 3 to 7 inches, depending on your pickling needs.

Plants resist scab and are tolerant to cucumber mosaic.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

Boston Pickling Cucumber is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent For Canned Dills: Was looking for salad cucumbers, only plants could find left at local supplier were Boston Picklers, so I thought would give them a try. Yield was so high wife and I thought we would try our hand at canning them as dills. 4 plants have resulted in 25 quarts not counting ones that were eaten in salads or just by themselves. Feel yield would have been greater if not for current drought. Skins are just thick enough plus a great body texture. We used a prepackaged kosher pickle mix (M-- W---s) with great success. Have not tried as sweet pickle but sure result would be as good. Will definitely plant these again next year!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite high-yielder: Six plants produced enough cucumbers to can many quarts of bread-and-butter pickles and dills, along with several gallons of fermented garlic "barrel" pickles. This is on top of those given away to friends/neighbors and those consumed each day in salads and in the vegetable juicer. It was a challenge to keep these plants picked everyday! Plants were trained to run up both sides of a 5-foot high "A-frame" support, which made harvesting oh-so-much easier.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far so good with one plant, I have several cukes that are in the 1-3 inch range and quite a few other blossoms so far that are starting to develop. Pretty surprised. Wish I had bought more than one plant but I have not tried to grow cukes in many years so i thought i would try one first. Might see if I can lay my hands on a few more plants since the summer is still just starting. Good product. Will review for taste later.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just tasted my first cucumber of the season. Wonderful. This is my first attempt at growing cucumbers. I decided on these because they reminded me of what my grandparents use to grown when I was a child. I am not let down. The taste is fresh, crisp and just plain good. Planted them in a pot with trellis. Yield is excellent so far. Looking forward to having these through out the summer.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the second year trying these pickles. In 2014 we had two plants but the once the pickles started to gain some shape (about 1-2 inches in length) they were orange! There didn't seem to be any problem with texture or taste - they were just orange from the get-go. We couldn't figure out what we did wrong since the color change supposedly signals the cucumbers are over ripe.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I live in Columbus Ohio and was told stink bugs would eat my plant! However, we used an organic pesticide and our plant has tons of produce... I will probably end up having 100 cucumbers. It seems that the tons of rain, new soil (but the low end kind), and partial sunlight have really made my plant grow. Not sure how they taste alone... I only pickle mine.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Afraid we had messed up since our Boston pickelers were all yellow! Not even 30 days since planting, so knew they couldn't be overripe. We picked several this evening, the brightest gold like sunshine...THE single best tasting garden cuke EVER!!
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2015 planted 6 plants and harvested 72 pounds of delicious cukes. Canned, ate fresh, and shared more cucumbers than I ever thought was possible. I will be planting these every year. WOW
Date published: 2015-08-31
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