Cucumber 'Poinsett 76'

Cucumis sativus

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.
Registered or introduced: 1976
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


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:

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:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Deland, Florida

Fort Worth, Texas

Radford, Virginia

Grand Mound, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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 severa... read more


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.