2002 AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Sweet flavor and high yield describe the improved qualities of 'Diva.' The fruit will be sweet, non-bitter with a crisp texture when harvested at 6-8 inches. Normally seedless, a few seeds may grow if pollinated by other cuke plants. 'Diva' produces all female flowers (gynoecious, parthenocarphic) and does not require pollen to set fruit. These traits result in high yields. Expect mature cukes in about 58 days from sowing seed in warm soil. Plants are resistant to scab and tolerant to powdery and downy mildews. 'Diva' is the only slicing cucumber you need to grow in your garden.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Vegetable Award Winner|
|Award Type:||National Winner|
|Breeder:||Johnny's Selected Seeds|
|Close Market Comparison:||'Beit Alpha,' 'Mucher,' 'Amira'|
|Light Needs:||Full sun|
|Season Type:||Warm Season|
|Plant Height:||Short: Under 10"|
|Garden Spacing:||5-6 feet|
|Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed):||58 days|
|Days To Harvest (Transplant):||32 days|
|Fruit Color (Harvest):||Dark green, semi glossy|
|Fruit Shape:||Slender cylinder with slightly tapered ends|
|Fruit Size:||6-8 inches long|
|Fruit Flavor Description:||Non-bitter superior flavor, very sweet|
|Number Of Fruits Per Plant:||high yields|
|Plant Spread:||Vines grow 5-6 feet|
|Disease Resistances or Tolerances:||Scab, Angular Leaf Spot, Powdery and Downy Mildew|
How to Grow
Transplant (recommended): Sow into 2" cell-type containers with soiless starting mix, 2 seeds per cell. Germinate at 75-85 degrees. Grow on at 70-75 degrees. Transplant 20-25 day-old plants to garden 2 feet apart.
Direct seeding: Wait for 70 degree soil temperature after frost danger is past. Sow seeds 6 inches apart, 1/2 inch deep.
To harvest, pick fruits on the small side (like a large pickle) every other day.