Cucumber Marketmore - Mr. Fothergill`s Seeds

Cucumber Marketmore - Mr. Fothergill`s Seeds

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Cucumis sativus

  • Vitamin A and C
  • Germination in 7-10 days.
  • Harvest in 67 days
  • Superb slicer
  • Very tasty
  • Ideal for container gardening
  • Resistant to powdery and downy mildew & more.

Prolific, slicing variety

A superb, tasty, straight-fruited slicing cucumber with excellent resistance to powdery and downy mildew. Ideal for culture in pots and grow bags. Outdoor ridge type.

Approx. 40 seeds

Sow indoors for surest results February-April, 0.5cm (¼") deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 21-24°C (70-75°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. When plants have developed 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to 12cm (5”) pots and grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 60cm (2') apart, during May-June, into fertile, well-drained soil.

Sow outdoors May-June, for ease, where they are to crop. Sow two seeds per position, 0.5cm (¼") deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 60cm (2') between rows. When large enough, thin to leave the stronger plant. Harvest: July-October.

Even soil moisture is very important as cucumbers become very bitter if the plant becomes moisture stressed by hot dry weather. To prevent damage to the plant, harvest the cucumbers by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife – do not pull or twist them from the vine

Tip: Encourage more side shoot growth by pinching off the growth tip of the plant after the first 6 or 8 true leaves. 

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