Seed Savers Exchange Cucumber, Early Fortune (Organic)

Seed Savers Exchange Cucumber, Early Fortune (Organic)

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Seed Savers Exchange Cucumber, Early Fortune
Cucumis sativus

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  • Organic
  • Fruits grow up to 8 inches
  • Dark green skin
  • 55-60 days
  • Packet of 25 Seeds

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.

 

Learn To Grow It

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.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

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.

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