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Cucumber- Marketmore 76

Original price was: £3.49.Current price is: £2.49.

This popular and reliable outdoor ridge slicing type cucumber produces straight, dark green fruits with white spines, growing to 20cm. Resistant to scab, mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew, alternaria leaf spot and anthracnose.

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Cucumber Marketmore 76

Cucumber Marketmore 76. This popular and reliable outdoor ridge slicing type cucumber produces straight, dark green fruits with white spines, growing to 20cm. Resistant to scab, mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew, alternaria leaf spot and anthracnose. An excellent slicing cucumber! Can also be grown on a trellis to save space. 70 days

Cultivation Advice 

  • Opt for well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Before planting, incorporate compost or organic matter to improve soil fertility.
  • Choose a sunny location with good air circulation. Plant seeds or seedlings in hills or rows, ensuring proper spacing, usually about 12-24 inches apart.
  • Maintain consistent soil moisture, especially during flowering and fruiting periods. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth.
  • Apply mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Regularly remove weeds to prevent competition for nutrients.
  • Use a balanced fertilizer or compost during the growing season to provide necessary nutrients for healthy plant development.
  • Provide trellises or stakes for vertical growth to save space. Prune excess foliage to improve airflow and facilitate easier harvesting.
  • Monitor regularly for pests like aphids or cucumber beetles. Use organic pest control methods and consider companion planting for pest management.
  • Harvest cucumbers when they reach the desired size. For Marketmore 76, this is typically around 7-9 inches long. Regular harvesting encourages continuous production.
  • Use harvested cucumbers promptly for the best taste and texture. If storing, refrigerate them in a plastic bag to maintain freshness.
  • Ensure warm soil temperatures, ideally around 70°F (21°C), for optimal growth. Protect the plants from cold temperatures or frost.
  • Assist in pollination by gently shaking the plants or introducing pollinators like bees, especially in greenhouse or indoor settings.
  • Maintain even moisture levels in the soil, especially during flowering and fruiting stages. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  • Provide adequate support structures like trellises or cages for vertical growth. This not only saves space but also promotes straighter fruits and reduces disease risk.
  • Consider planting companion plants like basil, marigolds, or nasturtiums to repel pests and attract beneficial insects.
  • Ensure good airflow around the plants to reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Prune overcrowded foliage for improved air circulation.
  • Employ organic methods like diatomaceous earth or neem oil to deter common pests such as aphids or cucumber beetles.
  • Regularly harvest mature cucumbers to encourage continuous production. Overripe cucumbers left on the vine can inhibit further fruiting.
  • Periodically add compost or organic matter to the soil to replenish nutrients and maintain soil structure.
  • Understand the specific growth habits and characteristics of Marketmore 76 Cucumbers for proper care and support.
  • Opt for well-draining soil with good fertility. Before planting, amend the soil with compost or well-rotted manure to enrich its nutrients.
  • Choose a sunny location with adequate air circulation. Plant seeds or seedlings in hills or rows, ensuring spacing of about 12-24 inches apart.
  • Maintain consistent moisture in the soil, especially during the flowering and fruiting stages. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage strong root development.
  • Apply mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Regularly remove weeds to minimize competition for nutrients.
  • Use a balanced fertilizer or compost during the growing season to supply essential nutrients for healthy plant growth.
  • Provide support structures like trellises, stakes, or cages to allow vertical growth. Prune excess foliage to enhance airflow and facilitate easier harvesting.
  • Monitor regularly for pests such as aphids or cucumber beetles. Employ organic pest control methods and consider companion planting for pest management.
  • Harvest cucumbers when they reach the desired size, typically around 7-9 inches long. Regular harvesting promotes continuous production.
  • Use harvested cucumbers promptly for the best taste and texture. If storing, refrigerate them in a plastic bag to maintain freshness.

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Seed Count

30

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