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Cucumis sativus 'Diva'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Diva
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Vines and Climbers


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:


Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pensacola, Florida

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beatrice, Nebraska

Greenville, New Hampshire

Williamsburg, Ohio

Houston, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dayton, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 22, 2010, smileysdynamite from Williamsburg, OH wrote:

This is the BESt green cucumber!!! I love it fresh....tender crisp and the skin is thin and the taste is incredible!!! I highly recommend this cuke..........Not for pickling though, superior for eating, it gets mushy with pickling.


On Nov 24, 2009, jimh6278 from Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

I have grown these for a number of years and have always found them prolific, thin skinned, sweet, and suitable for fresh eating and minor canning. They make OK pickles.

This year I started them in coir pots to give them a head start. It worked. I started them on 4/2/09 and planted pot and all 5/13/09. Had fresh cukes 6/29/09. The early start gave me the best crop ever. Will start inside again.


On May 15, 2008, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great tasting and high yielding variety. The only downside is they get too big a little quicker than some other varieties I have grown.


On Jun 7, 2006, carminator1 from mobile, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Great cucumber, crunchy, delicious, thin skin just like I like it.


On Apr 22, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great tasting and high performing in my garden..currently my favorite cucumber!


On Aug 21, 2004, handhelpers from Coopersburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

absolutely delicious


On Jul 9, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A gynoecious and parthenocarpic slicing cultivar.It has resistance to scab and some tolerance to Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew. Designed as a greenhouse cultivar it was a 2002 AAS selection.