AAS WINNER DETAILS
Winner Type: National
Variety Name: Diva
Common Name: Cucumber
Type: Edible – Vegetable
Breeder: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Close Market Comparison: Beit Alpha, Mucher and Amira
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm season
Staking Required: No
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Vining
Fruit Color (Harvest): Dark green, semi glossy
Fruit Shape: Slender cylinder with slightly tapered ends
Fruit Size: 6-8 inches
Fruit Flavor Description: Sweet, not bitter
IN THE GARDEN
Garden Spacing: 5-6 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 58
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 32
Plant Spread: 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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