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Cucumber 'Marketmore'

Cucumis sativus

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Marketmore is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cucumber variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'.

A long-standing favourite for growing outside as it’s super reliable, performing well even in conditions that are less than perfect. It’s also an absolutely prolific cropper, producing dozens and dozens of heavy cylindrical fruits about 20cm long from late summer onwards. Robustly healthy, it shows some resistance to most diseases, including cucumber mosaic virus1.

Marketmore grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Marketmore normally reaches to a mature height of 4.88 feet (1.50 metres). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.

India is believed to be where Marketmore originates from.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Marketmore Cucumber is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Marketmore have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Marketmore

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Marketmore is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Marketmore requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Marketmore from seed

Ensure a distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Marketmore about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Marketmore

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Marketmore is a tender plant.

Harvesting Marketmore

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

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