Cucumber 'Diva'
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.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Cucumber
Variety Name: 'Diva'
Genus: Cucumis
Species: sativus
Year: 2002
Common Name: Cucumber
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Johnny's Selected Seeds
Close Market Comparison: 'Beit Alpha,' 'Mucher,' 'Amira'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Vining
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.

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Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry


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