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Poinsett 76 Cucumber

Poinsett 76 Cucumber

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Poinsett 76

70 days — An improved Poinsett-type cucumber that added scab resistance to the line. Although it exhibits resistance to many common diseases (anthracnose, angular leaf spot, downy mildew, powdery mildew), it is not recommended for New York growers as it is susceptible to cucumber mosaic virus (spinach blight).

This variety was a cooperative release by Dr. Henry M. Munger of Cornell and Clemson VA/AES in 1976. Poinsett 76 is an excellent slicing type that averages 8½ inches long by 2½ inches in diameter when mature. The flesh is crisp, white and tender. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 25 to 30 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Cucumbers grow best with long, hot, humid days with maximum sunshine and warm nights. Plants are extremely susceptible to frost. Sow seeds outside only after danger of frost when soil has warmed. Make a second sowing 4 to 5 weeks later for a late summer or early fall harvest. For an earlier harvest and to reduce the threat of insect damage to seedlings, start a few plants indoors in individual pots (or trays with separate compartments) about a month before your last spring frost date.

Sowing: To seed in rows, plant seeds 1 inch deep and about 6 inches apart. To plant in hills, plant four or five seeds in 1-foot-diameter circles set 5 to 6 feet apart.