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  Cucumber: Marketmore 76 (4g, 160 seeds)
Heirloom Marketmore 76 Cucumber Seeds | Grow Marketmore 76 Cucumbers


 
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Disease resistant old-time favorite. Holds well in summer heat. 8-9" dark green, straight fruit. Mild flavor.

Our favorite cucumber! Average: 70 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. They need warm soil and air, whether direct-seeded or transplanted. Don’t rush to plant too early. Seed will not germinate if soil temperature is below 50 F, and germinates only slowly at 68 F.

Direct-seed 1 to 1 ½ inches deep, either in rows (2 inches apart in rows 5 to 6 feet apart) or in hills (3 to 6 seeds per hill, hills spaced 3 to 5 feet apart).

Thin to 8 to 15 inches apart in rows or 2 to 3 plants per hill. Snip off plants when thinning to avoid disturbing the roots of nearby plants.

For early crops, use black plastic mulch and row covers or other protection to speed warming and protect plants. Direct seed into holes in plastic. Cucumbers seeded into black plastic usually produce larger yields, as well earlier ones.

For extra early crops, start plants inside 3 to 5 weeks before transplanting. Sow 3 seeds per pot in 2-inch pots. Thin to one or two plants per pot. Grow above 70 F during the day and above 60 F at night. Be careful when hardening-off plants not to expose them to cold temperatures.

Plants with one or two true leaves transplant best. Transplant into black plastic mulch or warm garden soil after danger of frost has passed and weather has settled. Be careful not to damage roots when transplanting. If using peat pots, make sure they are saturated before transplanting and completely buried. If using row covers, remove when flowers begin to blossom to assure good pollination.

For a continuous harvest, make successive plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until about 3 months before first fall frost date. About 1 month before first frost, start pinching off new flowers so plants channel energy into ripening existing fruit.

Most cucumbers have both male and female flowers. The male flowers blossom first and produce pollen, but no fruit.

Cucumbers are heavy feeders and require fertile soil, nitrogen fertilizer, and/or additions of high-N organic matter sources. Pale, yellowish leaves indicate nitrogen deficiency. Leaf bronzing is a sign of potassium deficiency.

To reduce pest and disease pressure, do not plant cucumbers where you’ve grown them in the last two years.


HARVESTING

Generally the time to harvest for cucumbers is approximately sixty to seventy days from planting to harvest. Cucumbers can be picked at anytime there is fruit, of course depending on the cucumber variety and use of the fruit. Cucumbers should be picked early in the morning and refrigerated immediately. The larger a cucumber gets, the more of it's flavor is lost, becoming bitter and unpalatable. Cucumbers that have turned yellow are past their peak. Once the first cucumbers are ready to be harvested cut the vine about a half an inch above the fruit. Harvest all of the vegetables before maturity to ensure quality fruits and a higher yields. During harvest time, cucumbers should be picked at least every other day, with daily harvesting being ideal.


SAVING SEEDS

Slice fruit lengthwise and scrape seeds out with spoon. Allow seeds and jelly-like liquid to sit in jar at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. Fungus will start to form on top. Stir daily. Jelly will dissolve and good seeds will sink to bottom while remaining debris and immature seeds can be rinsed away. Spread seeds on a paper towel or screen until dry.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium.


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Order arrived quickly October 26, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Castle Rock, CO United States  
My order arrived very quickly after I placed it. My class of preschoolers and I look forward to trying out the seeds as soon as it is the right time to do so. I am not going to review each seed packet individually, because that would involve far to many comments. So this comment is for all the seeds we bought.

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wonderful cuke October 3, 2014
Reviewer: Erin Waldmann from Gretna, VA United States  
Grew big and lush. Great flavor whether I picked early for pickles or later for slicing.

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excellent results September 26, 2014
Reviewer: wanna be farmer from scottsdale, AZ United States  
seeds all sprouted,  packaged nicely , order shipped on time

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loads of cucumbers September 20, 2014
Reviewer: Kathy G from Antioch, IL  
I initially planted a short 3' row and only saw what looked like a few germinate, so I re-seeded. I should have been more patient! Tons of beautiful firm cucumbers with minimal seed cavities Have already reordered for next year. Grown in home, hoop garden. Il/WI border

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Order was filled as promised September 17, 2014
Reviewer: Robert Austin from Gilbert, AZ United States  
My order experience with My Patriot Supply was easy and they delivered as promised.  I will follow up with how well the germination of my seeds goes.  Thanks

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