A super dependable garden cucumber, sweet and almost never bitter, also called Special Dark Green. Slicing-type fruits grow 7 to 8 inches long, 2 inches in diameter. Originally selected out of Davis Perfect (now believed extinct) by George Starr in Royal Oak Michigan in 1906. Upon its release it was described as “the earliest and best white spine cucumber ever offered.”
Cucumber – Early Fortune – Cucumis sativus
Soil & Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill. Once the seedlings sprout, thin to the 3 best vines.
Planting & Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18″ apart if trellised or 36″ apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the fruit is small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.