Cucumber Petita
Cucumber Petita
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Cucumber 'Petita'

  • 'Petita' are tasty, and juicy mini cucumbers that perfect for snacking.
  • Developed to have no male flowers that removes the risk of having bitter fruits.
  • Nutritious and a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Pick regularly when young to encourage further fruiting over a long season.
  • Supplied 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting. Reaching a height and spread of 1m.

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'Petita' is a great variety of mini cucumber that will provide you with a profusion of small, delicious snack-sized, crisp, and refreshing fruits. Just the thing for picking on a warm day in the garden!

Very easy to grow, 'Petita' has been developed to produce fewer female flowers and no male flowers. This means you no longer have to remove any flowers and prevent fertilisation and in turn, prevent bitter tasting fruits. From July to September, you can expect to be treated with yields of sweet and juicy snack cucumbers.

Perfect in salads and sandwiches, or sliced lengthways for crudités and dips, and of course plucked straight from the plant and eaten straight away, these are amazing cucumbers, and you'll love growing them as much as eating them. Pick often to encourage further fruiting and any surplus will be great for pickling. These little beauties are packed with nutrients and antioxidants - low in calories and a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals and antioxidants.

'Petita' is well suited for growing in the UK climate and will tolerate lower temperatures unlike other varieties. It will grow well inside a cool greenhouse or equally well outdoors in your garden beds or patio pots. For best results, support them with netting or a trellis, although they can be grown successfully at ground level.

Supplied 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting. Reaching a height and spread of 1m.

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Supplied 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting. Reaching a height and spread of 1m.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

When harvesting, cut the stem of the fruit with a sharp knife. Avoid pulling them off the plant as this will cause damage and reduce further cropping.

Care Information

  • Prepare the soil well by digging it well rotted manure or compost.
  • Plant 45cm (18in) apart and water well until established.
  • Provide a sturdy support, such a bamboo canes, trellis or netting. 
  • Pinch out the growing tip when the plants reach the top of the support, and remove sideshoots once fruit starts to develop, leaving two leaves after each fruit.
  • Your cucumbers will be ready from June to October, when they're about 15cm (6in) long. Pick regularly to encourage further cropping.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

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Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
100 cm
100 cm
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