Early Fortune Cucumber

Early Fortune Cucumber



  • Organic
  • Fruits grow up to 8 inches
  • Dark green skin
  • 50 Seeds/1g


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Item Details

Also known as Special Dark Green, this variety was introduced around 1910 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York. It originated with George Starr of Royal Oak, Michigan, who discovered it in a crop of Davis Perfect (now extinct). Fruits measure 8″ long. 55-60 days. +1,100 seeds/oz.


History of the Plant

Described as the earliest and best white spine cucumber ever offered, Early Fortune Organic is a fresh and clean-tasting slicer descended from seeds first bred in Michigan in 1906. The fruits grow 18-21cm (7-8″) long, and a consistent 5cm (2”) in diameter.


Learn to Grow Early Fortune Cucumber

Growing Media

GROW:  Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. Choose warm, well-drained soil. Raised beds work well. Add dolomite lime and compost or well-rotted manure to the bed and 42-1 cup of complete organic fertilizer mixed into the soil beneath each transplant.

SEED: In optimal conditions at least 60% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 240 seeds, per acre: 35M seeds.

SOIL: Soils of the character on which cucumbers are usually grown are relatively easy to prepare. The more successful growers disk and harrow the land several times after plowing.



WATER: Cucumbers will grow quickly with little care. Be sure they receive an inch of water every week. Make the most of your food growing efforts by regularly feeding plants with a water-soluble plant food

HEAT: Site selection. Although cucumbers do best in loose sandy loam soil, they can be grown in any well-drained soil. Cucumbers must be grown in full sunlight. Because their roots reach 36 to 48 inches deep,

POTS: Cucumbers need large pots with plenty of soil. so they can develop extensive root systems to support vigorous growth and abundant crops.

HARVEST: For a continuous harvest, make successive plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until about 3 months before the first fall frost date

CROPS: For early crops, use black plastic mulch and row covers or other protection to speed warming and protect plants. Direct seed into holes in the plastic.



NUTRITIONAL: Cucumbers are a low-calorie food. A 100g serving with the peel contains about fifteen calories. Their predominant macronutrient is carbohydrates, which comprise three-and-a-half grams in 100g

MEDICINAL: Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients.

  • It’s High in Nutrients. Cucumbers are low in
    calories but high in many important vitamins
    and minerals. …
  • It Contains Antioxidants.
  • It Promotes Hydration.
  • It May Aid in Weight Loss.
  • It May Lower Blood Sugar.
  • It Could Promote Regularity.
  • Easy to add to your diet.


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