How to Grow Marketmore Cucumbers in Containers
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Will Marketmore cucumber climb?
Marketmore 76 cucumber is a climbing growth habit. Makes a great slicing cucumber or eating fresh. Planting Instructions: Direct sow 3-6 seeds 12 mm-2.5 cm (½-1") deep in hills.
Do Marketmore cucumbers need a trellis?
We use trellis supports but they are not required. Marketmore 70 cucumbers will grow to about 30 cm (12”) high without trellis support and spread about 91-122 cm (36-48”) on vines on the ground. Days to Maturity: 55-68 days for maturity from transplants.
Are Marketmore cucumbers bush or vine?
Product Description. One of the most dependable slicer/salad varieties with true cucumber flavor, these prolific vines produce well in hot or cool weather until frost and are virus and disease resistant.
Are Marketmore cucumbers good?
Marketmore 76 is an excellent open-pollinated slicer cucumber for its quality and yield potential. This plant produces an abundance of medium length 8-10 inches long cucumbers with dark green skin weighing 8-12 ounces. Its skin is slightly bumpy and can be left on or taken off for slicing and fresh eating.
How do Marketmore cucumbers grow in pots?
Move a 20-inch container into full sun. Fill the container with equal amounts of compost manure, coconut coir and organic potting soil. Because Marketmore cucumbers feed heavily on nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, add 3 tbsp. of water-soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer to the top 6 inches of soil.
Is Marketmore cucumber self pollinating?
MO – A standard cumber cultivar plant is monoecious, which means it contains both female and male flowers. Such cucumber plants do not need another cultivar cucumber plant for pollination. They require bees, other insects or wind, however, to spread their pollen from their male flowers to their female flowers.
What do Marketmore cucumbers look like?
Introduced in 1968 by Cornell University, 'Marketmore' is a beautiful, dark green cucumber that's ready to pick when 6"–8" long. Fruits keep their size and shape even under poor weather conditions unlike other varieties that may curl and become misshapen. The 4'–6' long vines continue to produce with regular picking.
Are Marketmore cucumbers heirloom?
Marketmore '76 is possibly one of the most recognizable heirlooms, and rightfully so, decades after its initial introduction, this delicious refreshing cuke still boasts impressive disease and pest resistance.
How tall does a Marketmore cucumber grow?
Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 45cm (18”).
How tall should a trellis be for cucumbers?
Most are about four to five feet tall, which is ideal for cucumber plants and are very easy to set up. While the plants are small, you can plant a fast-growing crop like leaf lettuce or arugula in the space under the trellis.
How do you grow cucumbers perfectly?
Customer Review - Cucumber, 'Perfection'
Sow 3 seeds vertically, 10mm deep, into 8cm pots of free draining moist seed compost. Propagate 20°C. Germination takes 7-10 days. Protect seedlings from direct sunlight to prevent scorching.
Is Marketmore cucumber a hybrid?
Marketmore 76 Cucumber - Heirloom, Open-Pollinated, non-Hybrid Victory Seeds®
Is Marketmore 76 a bush cucumber?
More details about Marketmore 76
This is an early maturing cucumber that grows to 20-23cm (8-9") long with slightly shorter vines than other varieties so you can space them more densely and get a higher yield in a small garden.
Are Marketmore cucumbers Burpless?
Developed at Cornell University, Marketmore 97 is a great slicing cucumber, and is one of the most disease-resistant varieties we offer. Bitter-free and burpless to boot! With vines up to 6 feet long, this northern cultivar bears loads of 9-11 inch, straight, white spined cukes.
Do cucumbers need a trellis?
Cucumbers have two different growth habits: bush and vining. Bush varieties are compact and don't require a trellis. They're ideal for growing in containers or small raised beds. Vining cucumbers produce more fruit, but they require more space than bush varieties.
Do cucumber plants need support?
Like peas, cucumbers need a strong support that still is slender enough to grasp, such as wire, twine or sturdy netting with large mesh. Guide the young plants up onto the support, and from there, they'll figure it out. Melons. They climb by tendrils, like cucumbers, and can be grown on a very strong structure.
Should I remove male flowers from Marketmore cucumbers?
Marketmore is a ridge cucumber, often grown outside. It needs to be pollinated. Do not remove male flowers. The fruits are not as long as supermarket cucumbers and are fatter, so remove them to use as soon as they stop swelling, before they turn yellow.
Do you need two cucumber plants to get fruit?
Monoecious cucumbers need only one plant to pollinate and produce fruit. This is because a bee could visit a male flower on the plant, gather pollen, and then visit a female flower on the same plant to pollinate it.
Are Marketmore cucumbers Gynoecious?
Gynoecious Cucumbers. There are many differences when it comes to monoecious and gynoecious cucumber varieties. Monoecious means there is more production of male flowers than female flowers. Open-pollinated or heirloom varieties like Marketmore or National Pickling cucumbers are monoecious in the vegetable garden.
How long do Marketmore cucumbers take to grow?
Open pollinated and highly disease resistant. Plants produce good tasting, crisp, dark green cucumbers, 8-9 inches in length. Excellent for late crop when direct seeded outdoors. Maturity 65 days.
When should I plant Marketmore 76 cucumbers?
Cucumbers are native to the tropics and absolutely must have warm soil (70˚ F minimum) for good germination and growth. Consequently they are among the last crops to be planted out in spring. Most varieties fruit better in short days, so they tend to be more productive later in the summer.
Is Marketmore a ridge cucumber?
Cucumber 'Marketmore' is an open-pollinated ridge cucumber that's a reliable and heavy-cropping cucumber producing a tasty harvest of dark green, cylindrical fruits from July onwards.
What is a cucumber trellis?
A cucumber trellis can be anywhere between 3-6 feet tall. Unlike pole beans which can reach the clouds, cucumbers are relatively small and well behaved vines. We find it helpful to train the cucumber plants by tying the stems loosely up the trellis with small pieces of jute twine or string as they grow.
Can I grow Marketmore in greenhouse?
Though Marketmore are a ridge, or outdoor, cucumber, apparently they do quite well in the greenhouse. You will need to keep a check on the watering, but go for it.
How do marketers grow cucumbers?
Cucumbers grow well on frames or trellis – this lifts fruit off the ground and away from slugs. Likes a rich, fertile soil in full sun.. Germination guaranteed.
|Annual or Perennial||Annual|
|Approx days to flower/harvest|
|Space Between Plants||75cm|
|When to Sow||Spring, Summer|
|Seeds per Packet||approx 30 seeds|
How do you grow mini munch cucumbers?
Sow cucumber seed on their sides at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20C (68F) until germination which takes 7-10 days.
How long does it take a cucumber plant to produce?
How to Grow Cucumbers. Cucumbers require a long growing season, and most are ready for harvest in 50 to 70 days from planting.
What is the lifespan of a cucumber plant?
Considerations. Cucumbers are grown as an annual, which means that the plant does not regenerate after the growing season. Once it has lived out its life span of roughly 70 days, the plant dies and cannot be regrown.
How do you tell the difference between a male and female cucumber flower?
You can recognize the male flowers because they do not have a small fruit behind them. They produce the pollen needed to form the fruit, but they do not produce the fruit. The female flower on the other hand has a small fruit behind the flower even before it opens.
How do you tie a cucumber to a trellis?