Cucumber ‘La Diva’
For the Grow-A-Long we are starting mini cucumber ‘La Diva’, suitable for both outdoor and protected (greenhouse) growing. Fruits have a smooth skin, are seedless and crisp and sweet.
They have a good resistance to both downy and powdery mildew. Perfect for the beginner, easy to grow and needing no interventions. Cucumber ‘La Diva’ is ‘all female flowering’ which means, you don’t need to deal with removing male flowers.
Small enough to slip into your mini greenhouse and produce perfect meal sized fruits that ripen quickly.
How to grow:
Sow seeds from late March to early April if you will be growing the plants outdoors in patio pots.
If you do have a greenhouse to grow them in, you can start sowing seeds earlier from mid February.
Plant seeds individually, one per 9cm pot. Seeds benefit from a bit of warmth for germination, a steady temperature of 20-22°C is ideal.
Tender plants, don’t move outside until all danger of frost has passed and even then, give them a warm sheltered spot.
Plant 30-40cm apart or one plant per container, you can even use a Grow Bag.
For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow-A-Long’ and for busy gardeners you can now plan ahead with our Spring Grow-A-Long Handbook.
Variety: Cucumis sativus
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Sow: Spring – Summer
Height: 6ft (Vines, you can allow them to trail)
Seeds per packet: 20
Harvest: Harvest cucumbers when 10-15cm long. Regularly picking cucumbers while they are small and crisp will ensure a long cropping period. Check regularly, if left the skins will begin to thicken making them less sweet or tender.