Friday, October 18, 2019

Growing Marketmore 76

My decision to grow out Marketmore 76 came from my desire to try out a classic. Other than eating cucumbers like this from the grocery store, I have never grown a “regular” grocery store type cucumber.

June 20th, 2018.

June 26th

July 2nd

July 11th

July 18th

July 28th

August 8th

This cucumber variety grew fine. It matured at a regular pace and had no problems. I enjoyed seeing all of the fruit. The first couple of cucumbers did not fill out properly, but after a while they did just fine. Average shape of this cucumber is the normal straight cucumber shape. Most of the cucumbers filled out without a problem.

August 23rd

August 30th


And here it goes with taste: The taste was a little better than a market cucumber. I would have to say it was pretty good – especially when it is homegrown. It is amazing how, just by growing your own cucumbers at home – you can get a cucumber that tastes much better than what you would purchase in the store.

September 8th

September 29th

None of mine turned out bitter, but it had the usual sappy flavor exhibited in most regular cucumbers that makes it difficult to have more than one. My overall take on this variety: If you want a completely average standard cucumber, this is the one for you.

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