Early Fortune Cucumber

Cucumis sativus | SKU: 0365A
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$3.25 to $13.00
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  • Organic
  • Fruits grow up to 8 inches
  • Dark green skin
  • 55-60 days
  • ±1,100 seeds/oz

$3.25 to $13.00

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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.

Learn to Grow Early Fortune Cucumber

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - When growing plants on a trellis, space seed 6-8" apart and thin plants as necessary; train plants to climb the trellis with an initial guidance. Alternatively, make 12" hills at least 6' apart. Plant 6-8 cucumber seeds per hill 1" deep. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before last frost. Cucumbers benefit from steady moisture.

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Tolerates Partial Shade


We plant these seeds every year. They're productive in full or partial sun from our experience (since a move, the garden sees approximately 6ish hours of sunlight and the cucs still thrive). Cannot love this variety more!

Poor results.


We were disappointed with the results of this variety. We've grown cucumbers every year, but tried these for the first time and they all died of blight right as they were bearing. We got a few jars of pickles but essentially missed a whole year's harvest.