Marketmore Cucumber


Cucumis sativus

Delicious and impressive!

One of the ‘great’ cucumbers. This has outstanding taste, huge cropping ability, and is highly disease-resistant. One of the best slicing varieties available. Resistant to Powdery Mildew, Scab, Downey mildew, and Cucumber Mosaic Virus.

Seed count: Approximately 10 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 200+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety can be trained up either a lattice/fence/pole or string.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 17°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Tender, Annual
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 50 cm
  • Days to harvest: 85 days
  • Seed treatment: These seeds will benefit from bottom heat, however, they will germinate without it. The additional heat stimulates germination, gives an even germination and speeds up the process. No other special treatment is required.

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