Marketmore cucumbers are one of the best garden and market quailty cucumbers available. Sweet flavor and tender texture. Dark green 8" long fruits with 4-6' vines. Great slicer and salad variety. Sturdy skin holds up in shipping and handling.
Species: Cucumis sativus
Difficulty: very easy to grow
Sun: full sun
Moisture: evenly moist
Sowing Method: direct seed or transplant
Planting: plant after last frost
Frost Tolerance: annual, frost sensitive
Qualities: open-pollinated, non-hybrid, salad
Cucumbers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and even colors. Most grow on vines that benefit from trellising, but if you are short on space, bush varieties take up much less room. Any cucumber can be pickled, but some varieties are bred for uniformity and girth and are specifically labeled for pickling. Slicers, which are mostly eaten fresh, are longer (some as long as two feet!) and often thinner, whereas the lemon varieties are yellow and round. Save your cucumber peels! Placed on the kitchen counter or at an outside point of entry, they act as a deterrent to unwanted ants coming into the house. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate, thiamin, potassium, magnesium.
Growing: Direct seed or transplant cucumbers into warm, fertile soil after danger of frost has passed. Grow in full sun. Longer vines are often trellised to save space in smaller gardens. Plant Seeds: 1/2"deep with 2" between seeds, in rows 3-4' apart. Soil Temp: 60-90?F. Days to Emergence: 4-13. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 6". Seeds/Oz: 1000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1/2oz. Average Yield/100' Row: 120lbs. Days to Harvest: 55-65. Seed Viability: 5-7 years. Companions: Bush beans, Brassicas, Eggplant, Nasturtium, Onions, Sunflowers.