Cucumbers - Slicing
Believed to have originated in India, spreading to North Africa and beyond, this All America winner is one of the best tasting of the Persian types. Now more and more people in North America are eating these burpless, bitter-free, thin skinned fruit. The fruit are parthenocarpic and don't need bees for pollination. That makes Diva seedless and oh-so-delicious. Fruit can be harvested when small or up to 8 inches in length. Vines are particularly productive, with impressive yields, plus plenty of disease resistance. Diva has intermediate resistance to downy and powdery mildew, cucumber vein yellow virus, and scab. 58 days from planting in warm soil.
Sometimes called yard long cucumbers, or snake melons, with thin skin that is burpless,- without bitterness, allowing the fruit to be eaten without peeling. Fruit are pale green on the outside with white sweet flesh on the inside. It tastes like a cucumber even though it is a melon. The fruit can reach over 2 feet in length, but they taste best harvested from 12 to 14 inches. Trellis for straight fruit. Very heat tolerant. 70 days.
Another variation of the Armenian cucumber is the one that alternates with light and dark green stripes, and is slightly fuzzy. Harvest from 8 to 12 inches and enjoy the mild, sweet and crunchy flesh. Grows well in warm weather. 70 days.