Cucumber, Boothby's Blonde
- Light yellow skin
- Fruits are oval shaped
- Excellent sweet flavor
- Harvest fruits when 4 inches
- 55-60 days
Heirloom from the Boothby family of Livermore, Maine. Heavy producer of oval, creamy yellow, warty fruits with black spines. Excellent crisp sweet flavor, no need to peel. Best when eaten at 4" long. Very good for bread and butter pickles. 55-60 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.
If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.