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Worth1 October 9, 2016 09:56 PM

Boston Pickling Cucumber.
 
Boston Pickling Cucumber, cant say enough good about this one.
The one plant that lived gave me a cucumber and it was a wee bit yellow on one end but I ate the thing anyway.
To my surprised it still had tiny seeds and it was just fantastic.
I picked another one and fer minted it.
It was also good crunchy crunch crunch no trick alum or grape leaves just salt water and dill seeds.
There are two more that are getting ready to pick that I am going to ferment too.
Saving one or two to save seeds from if the weather allows.
Best cucumber fresh or pickled I have ever had in all my life.
Worth

MikeInCypress October 9, 2016 11:19 PM

Worth, have you tried Sweet Success? Three vines produced over 30 9"-12" slicers. All crisp. I put up 18 pint jars of sliced pickles, dill, kosher dill, and bred & butter. The year before they did almost as well. Seeds are not inexpensive but they are worth the money.

MikeInCypress

Worth1 October 9, 2016 11:34 PM

I have had them or cucumbers like them and dont care for this type of cucumber I like pickling cucumbers for everything including pickling and eating out of hand.
Most of the food I grow gets ate right out in the garden if I can beat the dear to it.

Wearing pants and shirts I haven't been able to wear in years and not starving or longing for anything.
Worth

greenthumbomaha October 10, 2016 01:07 AM

I prefer the smaller crunchy "pickling" type to the large slicers for fresh eating. I like them both in pickles, but as mentioned in another thread, I don't eat pickles anymore .- L

greenthumbomaha October 10, 2016 01:10 AM

Weight really fluctuates in your 50's! Enjoy those old / new clothes, Worth.

-L.

pmcgrady October 10, 2016 06:30 AM

Chicago pickling cucumbers are very good also. I had some pickles a guy made, that used rye bread on top of the brine before the weight was put on, they were very good.

greenthumbomaha December 11, 2016 10:18 PM

I'm taking inventory of my seeds this week. I was not happy (yucky!) with the gerkins I tried last summer. I have plenty of slicers, but I prefer actual pickling cucumbers to immature slicers for munching or for salads. Any other favorites besides the Boston and Chicago Pickling cukes?

- Lisa

Tjlance1 June 1, 2017 07:29 PM

I cold pickled Boston pickling cukes last year.they lasted for several weeks and were fantastic. Growing pickles choice? From burpee this year..we'll see how it goes.

MdTNGrdner June 29, 2017 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmcgrady (Post 595478)
Chicago pickling cucumbers are very good also. I had some pickles a guy made, that used rye bread on top of the brine before the weight was put on, they were very good.

Are you saying the bread was in the brine, under the weight? I googled but didn't see anything similar in a quick search. Sounds interesting! I would think it would have to be a quick brining...


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