Rosa Bianca, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is an unusual, beautiful, almost spherical aubergine from Italy. The fruit is large, 10-14 cm wide, a drop-like round in a colour of varying lavender and white. The flesh is firm, mild and crispy, without the least bitterness. It is as tasty as it looks. Rosa Bianca is an old sort which is still very much sought after. A portion contains about 20 seeds.


 

Product number:7835
Scientific name:Solanum melongena
Botanic family:The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:75
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: January–March
Sowing depth:0,5 cm
Germination time:7–14 days
Plant spacing:50–60 cm
Row spacing:50–70 cm
Height:40–50 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:August–frost
Seeds/g:200 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow indoors, 0.5 cm deep, from January through March! Keep the temperature at 24-30°C during germination and around 20°C after sprouting. Lower the temperature successively to temper the plants before setting out.

Spacing

Keep 5-7 cm between the plants during the pre-cultivation and then 50-60 cm of mutual distance when setting them out. The egg plant can be topped when it is 25 cm tall, if one wants a bushier plant. Allow 3 branches to develop!

Harvest

Pick the fruits regularly to stimulate further setting of fruit. They keep for a few weeks in a cool place. Aubergine is eaten fried, roasted, baked, raw, boiled etc etc. 

Seed

About 200 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 20 seeds.