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Cucumber 'La Diva'

A brilliant mini cucumber, the size of a large cigar. It's an easy-to-grow, absolutely delicious and prolific variety.
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20 seeds

5 seedlings

3 x 9cm pots

5 jumbo seedlings (510422-SP05)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Group/Species
sativus
Common name
Cucumber
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover from March. Sow each seed vertically (to prevent rotting) into individual 7.5cm pots. Harden off and plant them out 30cm apart after the risk of frost has passed. May also be sown direct where they are to grow from mid-May.

Description

A brilliant mini cucumber, best eaten small. Perfect for crudités or quarter it lengthways for dipping into smoked mackerel pâté and hummus. It's easy to grow, absolutely delicious and very prolific. Hugely recommended.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

These will grow well outside or in a greenhouse. They are climbers so give some support. Water well, and dig in a good lot of compost when planting out. Once cucumbers start to form, apply a liquid feed (e.g. tomato fertiliser) once a week.