The original Marketmore was developed and released in 1968 by Dr. Henry Munger at Cornell University. It quickly set the standard for cucumbers in the USA, with its popularity soon spreading throughout Europe. Marketmore is now firmly established as one of the ‘Greats’ of the cucumber world, it is very disease resistant and produces a large amount of fruit. The fruit has a smooth, dark green skin and usually grow to over 20cm (8in) in length. Excellent for late crop when direct seeded outdoors it matures in 60 to 68 days.
Resistant to Scab, tolerant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV), Downy Mildew (DM), and Powdery Mildew (PM). Marketmore is a salad or ‘slicing’ cucumber. They have a delightful fresh, crisp and mild flavour. Pick daily for the most sublime cucumber experience and remember, with cucumbers the more you take the more they give.
Cucumbers provide excellent nutritional value. This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.
Sun: Full Sun
Optimum Soil Ph: 5.8–6.7
Days To Maturity: 65
Sowing Method: Outdoors
This plant needs lots of water and continuously added supports to avoid creeping, rotting, and pests.
Approximate sowing to flowering time is 45-50 days with female flowers appearing about 2-3 weeks after that. Initial flowering consists mainly of male flowers that bloom, fall off, and regrow.
Marketmore 76 likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Marketmore 76 is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil has a ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 as Marketmore 76 is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.