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Cucumber 'Diva hybrid'

Cucumis sativus

  • 15 plantings
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Diva hybrid is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cucumber variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus 'Diva hybrid'. 'Diva hybrid' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

Seems to be a popular cucumber, certainly has rave reviews. 1 2 It is not an heirloom, 4 but rather a hybrid bred by Johnnys selected seeds [1,5]

“Plants are gynoecious (all-female) and parthenocarpic (grow fruits without pollination). Resistant to both mildews and scab. Foliage is nonbitter, hence not as attractive to cucumber beetles as some varieties.” 1

Diva hybrid grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Diva hybrid normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Diva hybrid originates from.

Diva hybrid Cucumber needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Diva hybrid have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Diva hybrid

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Diva hybrid is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Diva hybrid tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Diva hybrid from seed

Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Diva hybrid about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Diva hybrid

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Diva hybrid is a tender plant.

Harvesting Diva hybrid

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Cucumber Diva hybrid Etymology

Diva is a hybrid, disease and insect resistant, parthenocarpic cucumber variety created by breeder Janika J. Eckert. 5

Diva hybrid folklore & trivia

Diva was named in an employee contest at Johnny’s Selected Seeds. [3,6]
Created in 2001 5

Other Names for Cucumber 'Diva hybrid'

hybrid diva, Diva, Diva F1