Dr. Henry Munger from Cornell University originally bred the Marketmore Cucumber and it found its way to US gardeners in 1976. Cucumbers do well in cool and warm climates, will not turn bitter with heat.
Marketmore 76 Cucumber History
Dr. Henry Munger from Cornell University originally bred the Marketmore Cucumber and it found its way to U.S. gardeners in 1976. It quickly set the standard for cucumbers in the USA, with its popularity soon spreading throughout Europe. Marketmore is now firmly established as one of the ‘Greats’ of the cucumber world, it is very disease resistant and produces a large amount of fruit.
How To Plant Marketmore Cucumbers
Cucumbers do well in cool and warm climates, will not turn bitter with heat.
Choose a warm, sunny location with humus-enriched soil that drains well. Direct-sow the seed when the soil has reached at least 60° F, planting 1½” deep and 2’ apart in rows 2-3’ apart (those using a trellis can be as close as 10” apart).
In short-season areas, you can start seeds indoors 4 weeks before the last frost date and transplant after the last frost date. Click here to learn more about growing Marketmore 76 Cucumbers.
Preserving And Storing Your Cucumbers For Later Use
Sweet mild flavor and good disease resistance. Good for fresh eating and pickling. Dark green fruits are 8-9″ long and 2.5″ wide. If you don’t feel like canning, you can preserve cucumbers quite easily by making easy refrigerator pickles. They are very quick to make, no prior experience needed. And best of all they still last nearly 2 months in the fridge! Check this article out for more tips on pickling your cucumbers.
Cooking With Marketmore 76 Cucumber
The cucumber is the quintessential summer food. The cool, crisp, and ridiculously refreshing vegetable is much more versatile than it’s given credit for too. The variety of cucumber recipes out there prove the veggie can be more than just a vehicle for ranch dressing (no shade) or a garden salad topping. Here’s a recipe for some garlicky cucumber refrigerator pickles.
Marketmore Cucumber Plant Nutrition
Cucumbers can either relieve acid indigestion and heartburn or cause it, depending on the individual. They are a good source of dietary fiber.
Because they are rich in potassium and magnesium, they may help to lower blood pressure. Studies by DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) show eating cucumbers can help lower blood pressure by 5.5 points in some hypertension prone individuals when coupled with a diet of low starch and lean proteins. Here are 7 health benefits that you can get by eating cucumbers.
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