Poinsett 76 Cucumber Seeds

This packet sows up to 28 feet of trellised cucumbers.
2 out of 5 stars
(1 review)
Availability: In Stock
You can depend on 'Poinsett 76' for a bountiful harvest of dark green, straight cucumbers produced on plants that resist many common diseases, including mildews, anthracnose, scab, and angular leaf spot. Cucumbers average 7"–8" long and 2 ½" in diameter and are produced over a long harvest period. Enjoy fresh slices in salads or with your favorite dip.
$2.29 2 grams (~55 seeds)

Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–6' vines

Variety Information: Dark green, cylindrical fruits, with round ends and smooth, thin skin are best harvested when 7"–8" long, 2 ½" in diameter. 'Poinsett 76' was developed in 1976 from the collaborative efforts of Dr. Henry M. Munger at Cornell University along with Clemson University. Plants are resistant to anthracnose, angular leaf spot, downy mildew, powdery mildew, and scab.

Type: Monoecious, slicing cucumber

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Monoecious

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant every 12"

Harvesting: Pick, and pick some more! Overly mature cucumbers on the vine will slow production of new cucumbers. Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit, as stems are fragile. To increase the quality and storage time, once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat".

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Poinsett 76 Cucumber Seeds Reviews

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Not for high altitude

2 out of 5 stars Sep 28, 2020
It's difficult to garden at 7400 feet, late snows and early frosts. It takes extra care to grow cucumbers here. I've planted a variety of cucumber seeds here and with some extra attention, they thrive. However, the Poinsett 76 variety does not do well in this climate. Despite the late planting and extra care, this variety would not thrive in my garden. The plants all died.
Rose from CO
Owner Response: Hi Rose, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. There isn't anything about this particular cultivar (e.g. cold tolerance) that would cause it to be any more likely to die than another. Is it possible these were nipped by cold weather or a disease? We are always here to help troubleshoot growing issues, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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