Italian Aubergine – Long Purple

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A medium early variety producing high yields of smooth, long and dark cylindral fruit around 20cm long.  It has compact flesh with very few seeds that makes this variety withstand most handling and is easy to peel.

  • Seed Count: 900

2000 in stock

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Italian Aubergine Long Purple

Italian Aubergine Long Purple. A medium early variety producing high yields of smooth, long and dark cylindral fruit around 20cm long.  It has compact flesh with very few seeds that makes this variety withstand most handling and is easy to peel.  Best matured in an unheated greenhouse, but will crop reasonably in a warm sunny, sheltered spot outdoors.

Cultivation Advice Italian Aubergine Long Purple

  • Days To Germination: 10 to 20 days
  • Optimum Soil Temp. For Germination: 70 to 80F
  • Days To Harvest: 80 days
  • Planting Depth: 1/4inch
  • Spacing, Plant: 20 to 30 inches
  • Light:  Sunny Location / under glass
  • Sow in 2 seeds per pot in early spring covering lightly with fine soil, and ensure a minimum temp of 70F until germinated.
  • When 3 –4 inches high plant to growing position, (ground / 9in pot or 3 per grow bag), best under glass.
  • These will not tolerate cold conditions.
  • Provide support and keep pest free.
  • To aid fruit development, add potassium rich fertilizer with each watering when fruit has set.
  • To encourage further production, pick before the fruit surface shine fades.