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PlantFiles: Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Poinsett 76'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Poinsett 76
Hybridized by Cornell Univ.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Laflora On May 19, 2009, Laflora from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I agree, it does best along a fence or other type of support. I've tried different varieties of cucumbers but this one has done the best.

Positive helment59 On Sep 24, 2004, helment59 from Charleston, SC wrote:

Grows best if trained on a piece of fence (e.g., hogwire fencing material) nailed to posts7-8 feet above ground (top) and bottom 12-18 inches above ground. Use cotton string to tie vines to lower part of fence. Poinsett 76 will twine itself up the fence usually on a 45 degree angle toward the east. Pick cucumbers when they are less than 6 inches long. At this size, the cuke is sweet and need not be peeled. Around Charleston, SC, where we live, we start the plants in 6 inch pots in early March for transplanting after last frost (usually 15 March). The high temperatures and humidity here will cause plant die-off by mid July, so giving the plants a headstart in pots protected from frost/freezes extends the front end of the growing season. Pests include soil nematodes (till soil several times in the off season); squash borers (Sevin and Dipel [B.t. bacillus thuringiensis] help in control); two-spotted mites and red mites. Important to remove all season-end vine remnants and roots from the garden area rather than tilling them in. Do not plant any cucumber varieties in the same spot for three years to help in control of nematodes and various fungal diseases.

Positive Farmerdill On Jan 16, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This an improved Poinsett. Major difference is added resistance to scab. Since I am not plagued with that disease I can't tell the difference between the two cultivars.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deland, Florida
Fort Worth, Texas
Radford, Virginia
Grand Mound, Washington
Spokane, Washington



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