Marketmore 76 strain produces 8″-9″ long fruits varying in diameter from 2″-2 ?”. Dark green even in hot weather with a sweet mild flavor. The fruit is blocky but tapers at both ends, covered in white spines with no stippling. Good for both home gardens or market in cool climate areas. Developed by Dr. Munger of Cornell University.
Cucumber – Marketmore 76 – Cucumis sativus
Soil & Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill, thinning to the 3 best vines.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18″ apart if trellised or 36″ apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest while small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.
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