Cucumber
Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore 76'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Marketmore 76
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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

Regional

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

Ventura, California

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Murray, Kentucky

Beltsville, Maryland

Silver Spring, Maryland

Bayville, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Elba, New York

Thomasville, North Carolina

Norfolk, Virginia

Radford, Virginia

Grand Mound, Washington

Bluefield, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 3, 2014, AdobeGardener from Kittanning, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Planted 6 Marketmore 76 seedlings from the local nursery into several pots last summer. It was mid-June, so they were a bit root bound and stressed -- not in the best of health. Had to plant them in pots, but used good quality potting soil, compost and composted mulch, along with water crystals to retain moisture. From the start, these poor cucs had a tough time of it. They struggled -- a lot, got stressed with too much rain, then hit with powdery mildew and late blight. I'm surprised they survived at all. But they did produce a few crisp, sweet cucs although none got longer than 5" before getting "yellow bellies".

Once I get the mine tailings/clay-ey (as in used to make bricks in the 1900's), spring-saturated soil in my backyard improved with compost and amendments, t... read more

Positive

On Apr 1, 2010, tarahdb from Ventura, CA wrote:

This cucumber is known as a slicer but it also made GREAT crunchy sweet pickles last year, when I had a bumper crop.

Note that although it is supposed to be powdery mildew resistant, gardeners in cool, damp area (i.e. coastal CA) may have trouble when the weather is foggy. But that is the case with any variety.

Positive

On Jul 4, 2009, WayOutMan from Thomasville, NC wrote:

What a tasty & nice looking cuke this is. I planted 3 seeds in 2 mounds, and every single seed took root within 7 days. Very pleased with the way I was able to train the seedlings to grow away from one-another, and maximize the area. As of now the leaves are compact with the vine saving more room for the tomatoes and okra. The cukes are dark green, crisp, and it would be a good pickle too! I will like to see how it produces down the road, but as for now it is giving me more, and more cukes each harvest!

Positive

On Jan 28, 2009, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

No matter how many other cucumbers I try, this is my old standby. Always reliable harvest and excellent cucumbers. Heavy producer of sweet juicy cucumbers even when the other varieties have died down.

Positive

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

Another in a long series of Marketmore releases from Cornell Univeristy. Added Resistance: downy mildew, powdery mildew, scab, cucumber mosaic virus. That appears to be the major difference from the original Marketmore. Marketmore 80, 82, 85, 86, 87, 88, 92, and 97 have also been introduced, each with an additional disease resistance or freedom from bitterness but I have not tried them.