Large, richly-coloured fruit with smooth, glossy skin. A vigorous, high yielding variety. Also called Aubergine, this fruit can be used across a wide range of culinary styles.

Features

  • Thrives in hot weather
  • Great when baked
  • Rich in vitamin C

Product details

How

Sow direct in warm conditions or raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when 6-8cm high.

Care

Choose a well drained sunny position.  Prepare soil by adding Yates Blood & Bone. When first flowers appear begin applying Thrive Flower & Fruit regularly.  Water regularly and mulch well to maintain good soil moisture. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Great companion plant for beans, marjoram, marigolds & thyme. For best fruit quality, harvest when skin is smooth and shiny. Leave 2cm of stem to improve storage.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

Position Full sun
Plant space 60-75cm
Sow depth 6mm
Plant height 10cm
Germination 10-14 days
Germination (days) 12
Row space 60-75cm
Maturity 14-16 weeks
Maturity (days) 105
Botanical name Solanum melongena
Suitable for Garden beds

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