Cucumber – Diva Seeds


Cucumber – Diva Seeds

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Despite its name, this delicious cuke is anything but temperamental!  In fact, Diva cucumbers are a wonderfully cooperative garden performer. Resistant to mildew and tolerant of scab, they are very prolific and sure to please cucumber lovers with their smooth thin skin, crunchy texture, and sweet taste. The vines will grow to about 5-6’ tall and produce beautiful yellow blooms before producing their delicious fruit. Plants produce all female flowers and do not need another variety for pollination, making them the perfect choice for growing under row cover to exclude insects.

Approximate amount of seeds per pack: 25

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When to Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
  • To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.

Planting: Sow seeds ½ inch deep. Thin seedlings so there is 12 inches between each plant.

For Ground Plot Planting: Plant 6-7 seeds in hills spaced 36” apart. Thin to leave the best seedling per hill. Seed pack will cover a 260’ row.

For Raised Bed Planting: Plant 2 seeds 18” apart. Thin to 1 plant per 18”. Packet will cover 90 sq. ft.

Care: Water regularly and mulch to hold in soil moisture.

Harvest: Pick when cukes reach 5 – 7 inches long. Harvest regularly to encourage growth.

Special Instructions/Tips: Give your cucumbers a trellis to climb so their fruits don’t lie on the ground.

Germination: 6 – 10 days

Days to Maturity: 58

Preferences: Plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil

• Having been grown in India for about 3,000 years, cucumbers are one of the oldest cultivated plants.

• Cucumbers belong to the same family as melons, squash, and pumpkins.

• 96% of a cucumber is water, which makes them nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Diva Cucumber Dip

2 medium Diva cucumbers
¾ cup plain greek yogurt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
Black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped

Directions: Grate Diva cucumbers using the large holes of a box grater. In a medium bowl, combine greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper. Stir in olive oil. Once ingredients are thoroughly combined, add the parsley and green onions. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve with raw vegetables for dipping.
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Cucumber and Melon Salad with Peanuts

1 ½ cups cucumber, thickly sliced
1 ½ cups melon, cubed
½ bunch cilantro, stems and all, chopped
½ bunch mint leaves, chopped
½ red onion, thinly sliced
fresh hot chile, diced (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
fish sauce, to taste
salt, to taste
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salted peanuts, chopped

Directions: Gently combine the cucumber and melon in a medium bowl. Add cilantro, mint leaves, thinly sliced red onion, and fresh chile if you wish. Add sugar, a good jigger of fish sauce, salt, lime juice and sesame oil. Combine gently with your hands, and scatter chopped salted peanuts over the top.
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