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Cucumis sativus ‘Petita’

Cucumber

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cucumis sativus 'Petita'
  • Common name: Cucumber
  • Family: Cucurbitaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Cucumis sativus ‘Petita’ bears high yields of half-size cucumbers. It’s tolerant of lower temperatures than other varieties, making it ideal for growing in the British climate. Plants have only female flowers,meaning there’s no longer any need to remove male flowers to prevent fertilisation and therefore bitter tasting fruit. 

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For best results, grow Cucumis sativus ‘Petita’ in the greenhouse. Train plants on nets or canes, and pinch out the growing tips when they reach the top of their support. Tie sideshoots in and pinch out fruiting stems to two leaves beyond a developing fruit. Water regularly and increase humidity by damping down the greenhouse floor. Cut fruits before they are too large or yellow.

How to grow Cucumis 'Petita'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    38cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Cucumis 'Petita' and wildlife

Cucumis 'Petita' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Cucumis 'Petita' poisonous?

Cucumis 'Petita' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People