Early Long Purple 3, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is a popular Italian aubergine of oblong dark-violet fruits, 20-25 cm long, 6-8 cm wide with a flesh of the finest quality. The plant is sturdy and a little over 50 cm tall. Long Purple was introduced before 1885. A portion contains about 20 seeds.


 

Product number:7840
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:50–60 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.