The tender skin, crisp texture, sweet taste, and non-bitter flavour and seedless nature of the very small fruits (up to 15cm) give this variety its superior eating qualities. Combined with the fact that Diva is an all-female (gynoecious, parthenocarpic) variety with good yields from 8 weeks onwards, it is truly a cucumber for your consideration. Price for 4 seeds
SOW: inside in April/early May in individual pots, keep moist (not waterlogged) and warm.
GROW: Diva is considered a greenhouse cucumber; it really does need the additional shelter and warmth to do its best. The fruits are produced on the main stem and so it is easy to train the plants as cordons up a single string or wire – leaving space in your greenhouse for other crops. Don’t grow an all-female cucumber with other types as it will be affected by cross pollination.
EAT: harvest and enjoy from mid-summer to early autumn.