Diva Cucumber (58 Days)
A nearly seedless variety that produces exclusively female flowers which do not require pollination to set fruit. Considered a Beit Alpha type; the smooth-skinned class of fruits that originated in the Middle East. The Diva Cucumber is very crisp with an attractive medium green color and very sweet, never bitter flavor. Resistant to scab & mildews.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep
Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48".
Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips: The Diva Cucumber should be planted in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and kept well watered. Trellising the vines allow for good air circulation, takes up less space, and provides shade for heat-sensitive crops like lettuce. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.