Cucumber - Marketmore

Cucumber - Marketmore

Cucumber - Marketmore

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Seed #:297
Variety:Marketmore
Colour:Green
Temperature (C):18 - 21
Zone:2+
Blooms:55-60 days
Site:Full Sun or Part Shade
Quantity:30
Height (cm):30 - 40
Spread (cm):120 - 140
Seed Details:
Long grown by farmers with some selective breeding to improve resistance to mildew, bacteria and bitterness. Produces lots of 8 -10 inch fruits for slicing or pick younger for pickling. Prefers rich, uniformly moist soil and full sun. Staking increase health and productivity.
Instructions:
In cooler climates, start seeds indoors 10-15 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70°F. Plant seeds 18" apart if trellised or 36" apart if not trellised. Grow in rich, fertile soil.
Habitat:
Plant cucumbers in full sun, in well drained soil rich in organic matter Raised beds or mounds are suggested. This allows teh soil to retain heat throughout the season that cucumbers thrive on. Adding several inches of aged compost and or aged manure into the planting beds before sowing or transplanting. Throughout the season, side-dress plant with aged compost. Compost is nutrient-rich and moisture retentive and will help feed the cucumber, assisting it to produce it bountiful harvest.
History:
Cucumber is believed to have originated in northern India. It was known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans and was available in China in the sixth century AD.
Historic Uses:
Its skin is most valuable as the cell salts and vitamins are in and near it. Hence it should not be peeled. The cucumber is a dependable laxative food. It helps treat urinary tract disorders and has long been known for its use as a beauty aid.
Scented
Attracts Butterflies

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