Cucumber 'Marketmore'

Cucumis sativus

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Marketmore
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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated


Advanced Cultivar

Breeder's Line

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Deland, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Benton, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Murray, Kentucky

Magna, Utah

Bluefield, Virginia

Radford, Virginia

Dayton, Washington

Bluefield, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 16, 2007, LenaBeanNZ from Brisbane
Australia (Zone 10b) wrote:

Seeds germinated well. After heavy thining I had 6 strong healthy plants. Within 4 weeks, all but one had died. I had a light powdery mildew infection, but other than that Im still unsure why they just shrivelled up!
The one remaining plant showed signs of PM, but ended up supplying so much fruit, I dont know what I would have done with 6 plants full anyway!
Flavour was intense and sweet, the skin was a bit tougher than expected, with some spiney little bumps that rubbed off easily. I have included a picture (feb 2007).


On Jun 17, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very tasty and quite productive.

This cuke is known as a 'salad' or 'slicer' the thin sweet skins allow it to be sliced without peeling first. A pickling cuke will have a bitter skin that you have to peel off if you want to use it fresh.

Nice fruits about 8" long are perfect for any fresh table use.


On Jan 17, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Marketmore is a 1968 release from Cornell University. It is a standard slicing cucumber similar to Ashley, Poinsett, and Straight Eight.