Cucumber 'La Diva'

A brilliant mini cucumber, the size of a large cigar. It's an easy-to-grow, absolutely delicious and prolific variety. More
20 seeds 110209 £2.25 In stock
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5 seedlings 510422-5 £5.50 In stock
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3 x 9cm pots 510422-9C03 £9.95 Delivery mid May
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More Details

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.

Genus Cucumis
Group/Species sativus
Variety La Diva
Common Name Cucumber
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow undercover from March to be ready to go out when the frosts finish in May. Sow each seed vertically (to prevent rotting) into individual 7.5cm (3in) pots. As soon as the roots fill their first pot, if the frosts are over, plant them out 30cm (12in) apart. May also be sown direct where they are to grow from mid-May.
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.
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 21st April 2020 by Jane

a good germination ratio!

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Reviewed 30th August 2019 by Helen

Have enjoyed growing La Diva for the past 3 years I tried again from seed but they failed to germinate this year. Keen to try again I ordered jumbo seedlings. These were the second batch I ordered as sadly the first order arrived badly packaged, damaged and very sickly looking specimens-not at all ‘jumbo’. Very unusual for SR orders. However after a phone call a new order was sent out to me which were healthy, definitely jumbo and I have great success with the plants grown outside and the greenhouse.
La Diva are a very tasty, small cucumber giving a good crop keeping me supplied throughout the season. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Jonathan

Great service.
One final thing - can you use less packaging by combining orders?

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Anita

Excellent plant producing plenty of fruit.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Sandra

Excellent service, web site easy to use

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Miss Taylor

Poor germination and very slow to start growing well. are just flowering but cucumbers do not appear to be developing well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maggie

Service great but not much success with seeds due to slugs

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Catherine

Out of the 5 plugs only one has survived and still hasn’t produced any cucumbers even though it is in a greenhouse!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pip

Good germination and strong plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elisabeth

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Seeds. Poor germination rate. Have 1 plant, supposed to be F1 but lots of male flowers lots of tiny cucumbers but none maturing yet. 31/7/19

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lynne


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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joyce

Arrived in bad condition, did not survive.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jonathan

Arrived in ooor condition but was given a replacement. Thank you!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gill

Vigorous grower. Ensure you feed with Seaweed to stop bitter flavours. Tons of flowers. Enjoyed 2 fruits so far. Feeding once a week.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jonathan

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kim

Plants are of a really high standard!

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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.