Packet Content (approx.): 8
Marketmore 76 is long, slender, dark green cucumbers. The slender, refined "Marketmore look" has long been the standard for slicing cucumbers in the North. 8-9" fruits stay uniformly dark green even under weather stress. Begins bearing late, but picks for a relatively long time. High resistance to scab; and intermediate resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, and powdery mildew.
Cucumber 'Marketmore' 76 is a very reliable heavy cropper, fruits up to 8in/20cm outdoor variety.
It crops heavily from July with fruits up to 8in long. This combined with its resistance to powdery and downy mildew make Cucumber Marketmore a customer favourite!
CULTURE:Requires warm, well-drained soil high in fertility, with a pH of 6.8-7.2. Consistent, adequate irrigation is needed to produce an abundant crop. Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. Make sure both soil and air temperatures have warmed prior to planting. The use of poly mulch and row covers will greatly enhance the vigor and potential yields of cucumbers by providing warmth and insect protection. For greenhouse or high tunnel production the use of gynoecious and parthenocarpic varieties are highly recommended.
TRANSPLANTING: April-May Sow indoors in 50-cell plug trays, 1-2 seeds/cell, 3-4 weeks before transplanting. Keep temperature above 70°F (21°C) day and 60°F (16°C) night. Transplant 12" apart in rows 5-6' apart. Do not disturb roots when transplanting.
DIRECT SEEDING:Wait until soil is warm, at least 70°F (21°C). Cucumber seeds will not germinate at a soil temperature below 50°F (10°C). Sow 2 seeds/ft., 1/2" deep, in rows 6' apart. Thin to 12" apart.
PLANT OUT: June. Harden off young plants before planting out in sunny sheltered spot in fertile soil keep well watered. Do not remove male flowers. Feed regularly. Pinch out growing tip at six sets of leaves
Pick regularly when fruit is 8in (20cm).
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.