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Cucumber 'Marketmore'

Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'

Also known as

Marketmore Cucumber

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Cucumber 'Marketmore' Overview

Marketmore produces high quality fruit and is relatively disease resistant. The flesh is crisp and ideal for slicing and eating raw in salads. Its grows prolifically and use of a trellis is recommended to support the plant and hanging fruits. Cucumber 'Marketmore' is a slicing monoecious type cucumber whose fruit should be ready to harvest after 76 days. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Cucumber 'Marketmore'

Resistant or tolerant to most diseases that are associated with cucumbers.

    Cucumber 'Marketmore' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, beans, radish, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, nasturtium, marigolds, dill

    How to harvest Cucumber 'Marketmore'

    Cucumbers can be picked within 10 - 14 weeks of sowing. Harvest regularly by removing fruit with a sharp knife or secateurs. 20-22 cm dark green cucumbers are ready for picking. This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

    How to propagate Cucumber 'Marketmore'

    Seed

    Sow seeds 1.2 cm deep during Spring and Summer. Space 30 cm apart. Germination in 7-10 days.

    Special features of Cucumber 'Marketmore'

    Crop rotation

    Heavy feeder

    Other uses of Cucumber 'Marketmore'

    Culinary, cosmetic

    Edible

    Flesh is crunchy and ideal for slicing and eating raw in salads. Whole fruits are edible as the skin is thin and they contain few seeds. Flowers are also edible.