Approximately 40 seeds per gram. Cucumis sativus Lot# CU24631 Marketmore 70 is a traditional American slicing variety. Dark green 20 cm (8") fruits with a 5 cm (2") diameter grow on prolific vines that produce non-bitter cucumbers consistently until frost. It is a mid-season variety that is resistant to viruses and disease. Vines can grow to 182 cm (6') long. Plant height reaches 15-20 cm (6-8"). Cucumbers retain their dark green color even in hot weather. Marketmore 70 have a sweet mild flavor and excellent taste. Trellis this variety to obtain maximum production
Direct sow 3-6 seeds 12 mm-2.5 cm (½-1")deep in hills. Space hills 1.2-1.5 m (4-5') apart each way and thin to the strongest 3 seedlings per hill. If rows are preferred direct sow 3-6 seeds 12 mm-2.5 cm (½-1")deep and 20-30 cm (9-12”) apart in rows 90 cm (36") apart.Thin to the strongest plant every 30 cm (12”). Use a trellis if available as cucumber likes to climb. For transplants, start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, placing 3-4 seeds 12 mm (1/2") deep in fair sized pots. Keep the temperature at least 21-26˚C (70-80˚ F). When two or three leaves appear on each plant, cut off all but the strongest plant with scissors. Before planting them in the garden, "harden" the seedlings by setting them outside during the day for an hour and longer each day afterwards. They should be planted no sooner than a week after the last spring frost, when the air temperatures consistently average 18-24˚C (65-75˚F). Transplant to hills or rows and install trellis if available.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8.
Planting Depth: 12 mm-2.5 cm (½-1") deep.
Germination: 7-10 days.
Height at Maturity: Vining type climbing habit. We use trellis supports but they are not required. Marketmore 70 cucumbers will grow to about 30 cm (12”) high without trellis support and spread about 91-122 cm (36-48”) on vines on the ground.
Days to Maturity: 55-68 days for maturity from transplants.
Watering: 2.5 cm (1") of water a week ensures good growth, whether cucumbers are grown in single or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week affects how much you should water your garden.Keep soil consistently moist. Inadequate or inconsistent watering may cause irregular growth and you may end up with oddly shaped cucumbers. We utilize drip irrigation to keep leaves dry and slow disease development.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: 30-45 cm (12-18") between plants in rows that are 121-152 cm (4-5’) apart.
Additional Information Cucumbers love heat and cannot endure even a light frost. If cold temperatures threaten, cover the seedlings. Since cucumbers love to climb, providing a trellis will save space in your garden and produce straighter cucumber that is easier to pick. However, the vines will simply spread out over the ground if no trellis is provided. Some gardeners use a planting technique called the “3 sisters”, where they plant cucumbers or squash and climbing beans with corn, since the 3 plant types will benefit each other and the cucumber, squash and beans will climb the corn. Planting several radishes with cucumbers seems to repel damaging cucumber beetles. Cucumbers do not like being planted near potatoes or aromatic herbs.