CUCUMBER - Marketmore seeds

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CUCUMBER Marketmore - 15 seeds 

CUCUMBER Marketmore is a very popular and reliable outdoor ridge best slicing type cucumber that produces straight, dark green fruits with white spines, growing to 20cm. Resistant to scab, mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew, Alternaria leaf spot and anthracnose diseases. It is one of the best quality slicing cucumbers available to home gardeners. 

Care and Growing Instructions 

Cucumber requires warm, well-drained soil high in fertility, with a pH of 6–6.8. Consistent, adequate irrigation is needed to produce an abundant crop. Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. Make sure both soil and air temperatures have warmed prior to planting. Using plastic mulch and row covers will greatly enhance the vigour and potential yields of cucumbers by providing warmth and insect protection. 

In frost areas, sow undercover in seed trays in early spring. Plant out after last frosts. Sow indoors in 16-cell plug trays about 5-6mm deep, 1–2 seeds/cell, 3–4 weeks before transplanting. Keep the temperature above 21°C days and 16°C night with a heating pad underneath plug trays. Transplant 30cm apart. Do not disturb roots when transplanting. 

In frost-free areas sow directly into the soil in early spring. However, wait until the soil is warm, at least 21°C. Cucumber seeds will not germinate at a soil temperature below 14°C. Sow 2 seeds per 30cm. 

Spacing

Single Plants: 60cm each way (minimum)

Rows: 60cm with 60cm row gap (minimum) 

Support plants well so they can climb upwards, even when the cucumbers get large. This also protects the cucumbers from slugs. Occasionally a plant can produce very bitter cucumbers so always test a bit before serving to others! 

When flowers start forming, feed with slow release potassium-rich organic fertilizer. The fortnightly liquid feed from mid-summer. 

Once fruit bearing begins, pick daily. Cut the cucumbers off the plant when they are still quite young, otherwise, the skin becomes hard and will need peeling. More cucumbers will then be produced. 

Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.

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Fantastic my veggie seeds are growing amazingly well

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