Cucumber La Diva Seeds
Cucumber La Diva Seeds
Cucumber La Diva Seeds
Cucumber La Diva Seeds

Cucumber La Diva Seeds

Sweet, crisp and juicy – with plentiful crops!
  • Super sweet and succulent, seedless, mini cucumbers – pick about 15cm (6in) long.
  • An all-female, climbing variety for growing outdoors or in a cool greenhouse.
  • Low calorie and nutritious – a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Pick young and often to encourage further fruiting over a long season.
  • Supplied as a packet of 20 (approx) seeds ready for sowing indoors or outdoors.

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Fast-growing and vigorous, ‘La Diva’ produces plentiful crops of cigar-shaped, bitter-free mini cucumbers. The ridged, smooth-skinned fruits are best picked young – about 15cm (6in) long – and are seedless, tender and crisp. Deliciously sweet and juicy, they are superb for salads or for slicing lengthways for crudités and dips. Pick often to encourage further fruiting and any surplus will be great for pickling. These little beauties are packed with nutrients and antioxidants – low in calories and a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals and antioxidants.

This easy-to-grow variety is a long-standing favourite of the gardening press and consumer groups and is suitable for gardeners of any experience. An ‘all-female’, climbing variety, ‘La Diva’ does not need to be pollinated to produce fruit so will crop well inside a cold greenhouse or tunnel – or equally well outdoors in your garden beds or patio pots. For best results, support them with netting or a trellis, although they can be grown successfully at ground level.

Sow indoors from February to April; they will germinate within 7-21 days on a warm windowsill out of direct sunlight and draughts. After being grown on in cooler conditions and then gradually hardened off, they will thrive in pots, growbags or planted directly into the soil in a cool greenhouse or outdoors. They are also an ideal choice for planting in large containers – great for small space gardening, on a patio or even a balcony or courtyard. They just require a sunny, sheltered position and fertile, moist but well-drained soil or compost.

Supplied as a packet of 20 (approx.) seeds ready for sowing indoors or outdoors. Fruits will be ready 8-10 weeks from sowing. Feed, water and harvest regularly for good-quality, prolific cropping from June to October.

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Supplied as a packet of 20 (approx.) seeds ready for sowing indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

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Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Once the fruits form, give a liquid feed every 3-4 weeks to ensure the best crops.
  • Keep moist to avoid irregular shaped fruits and mildew.
  • When harvesting, cut the stem of the fruit with a sharp knife. Avoid pulling them off the plant as this will cause damage and reduce further cropping.
  • Pick often, as soon as the mini cucs are ready, to ensure a long cropping season.

Care Information

How to grow Cucumber ‘La Diva’

  • Sow indoors, February to April, edge downwards, 1.5cm (½in) deep in individual pots of seed compost. Water well and place in a light, warm position, away from draughts and strong sunlight. A temperature of 20°C (68°F) is ideal. Keep moist but do not overwater.
  • Seedlings should start to appear in 7-21 days. Pot on to 12.5cm (5in) pots when there are 3-4 leaves showing.
  • Transplant as soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, to avoid damaging their long tap roots.
  • Harden off and plant out to final position in May, spacing 45cm (18in) apart in a pot, growing bag or border of an unheated greenhouse, or in a sunny position in a bed or large container outdoors. Dig in some well-rotted compost into the soil before planting if growing in the ground.
  • Or sow outdoors, April to May, 5cm (2in) deep, directly where they are to grow, in a sunny, sheltered position in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Sow seeds 45cm (18in) apart. Keep moist and weed-free. Seedlings should start to appear in 7-21 days. Early sowings will benefit from cloche protection.

Harvest from June to October, when the cucumbers are approx. 15cm (6in) long. Pick regularly to encourage further cropping.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
300 cm
45 cm
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