Heirloom Boston Pickling Cucumber is a Reliable old variety that was first listed as early as 1880 by D. M. Ferry and Company. A nice sized cucumber for pickling at any stage of growth.
Heirloom Boston Pickling Cucumber History
Companies such as Heinz (which started selling pickles in the late 1860’s) and Vlasic Pickles (started in Detroit in 1942) were instrumental in helping to introduce pickles to the masses. In fact, Heinz operates the largest pickle factory in the world in Holland to this very day. And we would be remiss if we didn’t consider the folks who refined and revolutionized our food preservation practices and processes (such as Nicholas Appert, Louis Pasteur, John Mason, etc.) that made pickling and canning possible in the first place
Heirloom Boston Pickling Cucumber care is very easy and similar to that of other pea varieties. Like all vining pea plants, it should be given a trellis, fence, or some other support to climb up as it grows seeds can be planted directly in the ground in the cool season, either well before the last frost of spring or late in the summer for a fall crop.
Preserving And Storing Your Heirloom Boston Pickling Cucumber
As the name pertains, one of the best ways to preserve heirloom Boston pickling cucumbers is to pickle them. Click here for an amazing pickling recipe.
There are just 16 calories in a cup of cucumber with its peel (15 without). You will get about 4 percent of your daily potassium, 3 percent of your daily fiber and 4 percent of your daily vitamin C. They also “provide small amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin A,” Ware said. Click here to learn more
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