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Marketmore 97 Cucumbers Organic/Biodynamic

Marketmore 97 Cucumbers Organic/Biodynamic


55 days. Developed at Cornell University, Marketmore 97 is a great slicing cucumber, and is one of the most disease-resistant varieties we offer. Bitter-free and burpless to boot! With vines up to 6 feet long, this northern cultivar bears loads of 9-11 inch, straight, white spined cukes. A first-rate addition to anyone's garden. Marketmore 97 is produced under license, and a portion of the profits support vegetable breeding programs at Cornell University. MO. CMV, DM, PM, S.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 25-30 seeds per gram.
  • CU292/L
  • 1 gram OG/BIO
  • $4.05

  • CU292/M
  • 4 grams OG/BIO
  • $8.25

  • CU292/N
  • 1 oz OG/BIO
  • $23.95

  • CU292G1
  • 1/4 lb OG/BIO
  • $59.95

  • CU292G2
  • 1 lb OG/BIO
  • $198.40
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-90°F4-131/2"1-2/hill4-6/hill3-4'80%3 years≈ 25-30High

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs
Insect control: Pyrethrin, Neem oil
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Greencure® for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination. Triggered by low temperatures, short day length, and plant age.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
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Great Cuke!
Apr 19, 2018  |  By mary
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This and Lemon are the only cukes I grow. Everything they say about it is true. Not bitter... at all! good producer. I've grown it the past 5-6 yrs. Hope Territorial never stops selling it. Hard to find!
Easy and prolific - great home garden cucumber
Sep 13, 2015  |  By Rebecca
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This summer was our first serious attempt at gardening after moving from northern CA to western MT 3 years ago. Back in the SF Bay area we grew most of the usual things - tomatoes, basil, cilantro, etc. - with regular success, but I could never coax the cucumbers to produce fruits from their few flowers before the winter rains set in and they succumbed to wilt. However, THIS cucumber gets right down to business! And I was very late in setting the seeds out, getting them in the ground in mid-June. I threw in exactly 3 seeds, within a foot of 3 scarlet runner beans, and left them to their fate without great expectation. All 3 sprouted and eagerly began competing with the runner bean vine for acreage on the spindly 3'-high pole trellis I left to them. So now here it is, early September, and I'm getting a 8-10" cuke every 5 days, with evidence of many, many more to come until we get our first frost. While it's true that we have had an extensive - and dry - summer this year, I am still very impressed with this vegetable and recommend it highly - especially those who, like myself, have struggled for years to get a return on their garden cucumber investment.