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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.
  • 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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Package fine August 26, 2015
Reviewer: Judy Montalbano from Metairie, LA United States  
Brought for emergency use. Luckily we had not need to use yet.

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Great affordable seeds beautifully packed July 2, 2015
Reviewer: Kristin from Lander, WY United States  
The most important point:  I've had fantastic germination rates from the seeds.  Living in the Rockies, this area has a very short growing season.  There is just no time to replant if the seeds fail.  I have never seen such good germination and the seeds came in about twice as fast as other seeds I've used.  The seeds are very reasonably priced for the quantity I can use in one year.  If I need to hold some seeds over for use in the next season, the mylar packing should improve viability over conventional paper packets.  (It typically isn't worth while doing my own sealing because then I can't read the packets.)  Excellent products, excellent company.  Looking forward to tasting the vegetables.

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Cucumber: Marketmore 76 April 23, 2015
Reviewer: Brian Testa from North Haven, CT United States  
Great product! Great Service

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cucumber April 15, 2015
Reviewer: Stanley Hayes from newport, NY United States  
thank you.I planted 72 cucumber seeds and they all came up and are doing good.

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heirloom seeds April 11, 2015
Reviewer: Nancy from NJ United States  
Received order quickly, Just planted seeds this week look forward to seeing them sprout. Great packaging, Love how the seeds are packaged I would order from them again

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