Cucumber, Early Fortune
- Fruits grow up to 8 inches
- Dark green skin
- 55-60 days
- ±1,100 seeds/oz
(aka Special Dark Green) Introduced around 1910 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York. 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.
Learn to Grow it
Start Indoors: 5-6 weeks before last frost
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Germination: 5-30 Days
Light: Full Sun - These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.
Cucumbers can be sown outdoors directly into hills about 12 inches across after the last frost of the season. Make sure that the hills are about 6 feet apart and plant 6-8 seeds per hill at 1/2-1 inch depth and 1 inch apart. As the plants grow, thin them to 3-4 plants per hill. This variety will be mature in 55-60 days. You can also start cucumber seeds indoors 3-6 weeks before you plant them outside (about 2-4 weeks before your last frost). These sturdy seedlings can be planted in garden rows and sometimes even encouraged to climb trellises. Starting your seeds indoors will generally result in an earlier harvest.
There are about 1.1k seeds in an ounce of Early Fortune cucumber.