Cucumber 'La Diva'

Cucumber 'La Diva' is a brilliant mini cucumber, the size of a large cigar. It's an easy-to-grow, absolutely delicious and prolific variety. More
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Cucumber 'La Diva' is a brilliant mini cucumber, the size of a large cigar. This is perfect for crudites. My children love this, quartered lengthways for dipping into smoked mackerel pate and humus. It's an easy-to-grow, absolutely delicious and prolific variety.

Genus Cucumis
Group/Species sativus
Variety La Diva
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cucumber
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist
Height Up to 1.8m (6ft) tall
Spacing As soon as the roots fill their first pot, if the frosts are over, plant them out about 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in Feb-March to be ready to go out when the frosts finish in May. Sow them individually, vertically down (to prevent rotting) into 3in/7.5cm pots. Germinate at unusually high temperatures of at least 21C/70F (at 24C/75F you'll get quicker germination). Seedlings should appear in just over a week. Harden off and plant out in late May. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips They are climbers so give some support. Water well, and dig in a good lot of compost when planting out. Regular picking promotes further growth.
Harvesting You'll be eating the fruits by the end of July. If you keep picking, they'll go on producing into the autumn, and finish in October. This cucumber grows to about 20-25cm long.
Cooking Notes Make soup and pickles if you have a glut
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Cucumber 'La Diva' reviews

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Reviewed 24th November 2018 by Nicole

I was impressed with the taste of this cucumbers.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Maggie

Excellent cue, just kept on producing and producing, both on my allottment and in my garden. Will certainly purchase again.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Jean

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Lucinda

Healthy plants arrived very well packaged. All took and produced perfect cucumbers over a long season.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Barbara

Good healthy plants also good tasty cucumbers easy to grow

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Alison

Tried these in a large planter this year - only had one cucumber! Probably the weather any my watering rather than the plants.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anne

Good healthy plants produced great fruits

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Reviewed 9th November 2018 by Isabel

Strong healthy seedlings. Produced a number of tasty little cucumbers in a large pot in my greehouse. Maybe not as many as I expected, but I'm still learning how to grow them!

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by James

Not good !! had only 4 cucumbers through the season. so would not buy again, unless you suggest a better product

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Anita

Very late croppers but delicious. 1 plant pathetic but the other 2 good

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linda

I had plenty of cucumbers and great taste easy to grow

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Gaynor

Poor summer for cucumbers maybe? Low yield.


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Reviewed 22nd October 2018 by Paula Maher

I have never grown cucumbers before and have been delighted with my first experience with La Diva. As promised it was prolific and has supplied the family and beyond throughout the summer. I picked the last few last week. The grandchildren have particularly enjoyed them both for snacking and for helping granny to pick them.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Daughne

WOW WOW WOW these I planted outside in my raised bed and my goodness were they happy cucumbers,produced LOADS only just finished picking and made a gorgeous relish,really tasty cucumbers and just the right size will DEFINATELY choose again next year.

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Reviewed 9th October 2018 by Hazel

perfect small fruits in profusion. it's the second year I have purchased these and we'll have them again next year.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Mike

Delicious sweet crop. Still producing now

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Reviewed 25th September 2018 by Dawn

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Sandra

Slow to get going, but have been good

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by J Young

Gave one away as three too many for my greenhouse but they have done well and I have had plenty of cucumbers for many months now.

excellent variety

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Reviewed 30th January 2017 by Anne Clark

I love Little Diva, 3 seedlings give me a constant supply of small juicy cucumbers through out the summer. Just right for 2 people.


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Reviewed 1st August 2014 by Jess

This is my first year growing this variety of cucumber and no doubt it will be the first of many... produces lovely, crisp fruit perfect for summer salads and keeps well in the fridge once picked.