Vegetables Aubergine (Eggplant)



Aubergine page 1
(Solanum melongena, S.torvum)
(Eggplant)
Sow January onwards, plant out end of April onwards after the last frost, harvest July onwards. Recommended to be grown under cover but if grown outdoors in warm areas plant out June and harvest mid August onwards. Sow 20-30C in trays onto seed compost and lightly cover, soaking the seeds in warm water 24hrs prior to sowing aids germination. prick out into 9cm pots then transplant into large pots then into sheltered site in garden when all risk of frost has passed space 50-60cm between plants. Keep well watered and feed every week. Greenhouse:- grow in 20cm pots, greenhouse borders or growing bags. Outdoors in pots, growbags or direct into garden soil.

RHS Aubergine Trials. The following varieties we stock were trialled by the RHS:-
 Aubergine Ophelia,
Thai Long Purple, Farmers Long, Moneymaker & Kermit
RHS Award of Garden Merit awarded to Aubergine Bonica & Falcon

 

Aubergine Raja F1

 

 

Aubergine Raja F1
Eggplant - Solanum melongena
A compact, sturdy hybrid Aubergine, producing high yields of round, egg shaped white Indian spineless fruits. Approximate size of fruits up to 7cm long by 6cm round and an average of 60-70g. Ideal for stuffing, 60 days.

2.35 Av 10 seeds

 

 

 

 


 

Aubergine Emerald Isle

 

 

Aubergine Emerald Isle
Eggplant - Solanum, Baby Veg
Attractive heavy cropping hybrid plant producing small pale green fruit with dark green veining. Fruits are approx 50g in weight. Interesting alternative to the standard purple and white verities, at the green stage aubergines are often used in Asian cooking.

1.85 Av 10 seeds

 

 

 


 

 

 

Aubergine Jackpot
Eggplant - Solanum, Baby Veg
Heavy cropping variety producing dark purple almost black fruits over a long period with an average fruit weight of 80g. Plants are compact, spineless making this an excellent container, patio variety or for open ground in a warm sunny position. Fruits can also be harvested young making this an ideal plant for baby veg. Days to maturity 58-62 days spread 45cm height 55cm.

1.90 Av 10 seeds

 

 

 


 

Aubergine Gretel F1

 

Aubergine Gretel
Eggplant White
F1 variety AAS winner and ideal to grow alongside Aubergine Hansel
55 days from transplanting. These glossy ivory fruits are ready for picking when just 3 to 4 inches long, making splendid baby veg a gourmet treat you MUST try. However, unlike others, Gretel won't grow tough and dry as it gets longer. If you don't want to harvest the entire crop young, take the 55-day maturity date as a starting point, and continue to harvest when and as you like for several more weeks! The fruit will be larger but no less succulent and bitter-free.

Nearly seedless, this eggplant is perfect for frying or baking. It appears in clusters of 3 to 6 on plants just 3 feet high and 2 1/2 feet wide -- perfect for containers as well as the sunny garden! Stake or cage the plants to hold up their huge bounty of fruit, then sit back and enjoy eggplant fresh from the garden whenever you like.

2.25 Av 10 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Hansel

 

Aubergine Hansel

Eggplant you can harvest at any size from 2 inches until 10 inches long.
The only one of its kind in the world! AAS Winner
55 days from transplanting. A breeding breakthrough extraordinaire. Hansel F1 is the first eggplant that lets you choose when you want to harvest it. The glossy, dark purple, mild sweet fruits are ready at 2 inches, yet keep their tender texture and rich flavour as they grow, so you can harvest them at any time up to about 10 inches or so. The 55-day harvest time is when you can pick the fruit at 2 inches for baby veg, a gourmet treat. But several weeks later, as it gets bigger and bigger on the vine, these long, slender eggplants will still be just as delicious. Nearly seedless, they are great for frying or baking.

Expect the fruit to arise in clusters of 3 to 6 on very compact plants just 3 feet high and 2 1/2 feet wide. Stake or cage them to hold up their huge bounty of fruit, then sit back and enjoy eggplant fresh from the garden whenever you like, not when nature dictates.
Hansel won a 2008 All-America Selection and is certain to become the popular favourite among eggplant lovers everywhere.

2.25 Av 10 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Moneymaker


Aubergine Moneymaker
Eggplant
An early outstanding hybrid variety with large dark purple oval fruits, very productive and excellent flavour. Recommended variety by River Cottage Handbook Veg Patch.

1.65 Av 30 Seeds


 

Aubergine Black Beauty

 

Aubergine Black Beauty
Eggplant
Early maturing, high yields of round to oval deep purple fruits, borne well clear of the ground. Recommended variety by River Cottage Handbook Veg Patch.

0.99 Av 50 Seeds

 

 


 

 

 

Aubergine Farmers Long
Eggplant
F1 variety. A vigorous plant producing long slender purple-veined fruit. Early prolific producer of top quality fruits measuring approx 30cm long x 3cm in diameter. White tender flesh with excellent flavour. Tolerant of bacterial wilt.

1.25 Av 20 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Viserba Lunga

 

 

 

 

Aubergine Viserba Lunga
Eggplant - Solanum
Melanzana (eggplant) Viserba Lunga, Italian eggplant. Glossy purple skinned long fruits with bitter free flesh. Grow under glass or outdoors in a warm sheltered site.

0.69 Av 30 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Pinstripe

 

 

 

 

Aubergine Pinstripe
Eggplant - Solanum
Aubergine Pinstripe F1 an ideal compliment to Ivory and Ophelia small oval shaped fruits purple with creamy white stripes. Ideal for the patio, containers and greenhouse

2.25 Av 10 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Ivory

 

 

 

 

Aubergine Ivory
Eggplant - Solanum
Aubergine Ivory F1 a compact variety that produces small, oval shaped, creamy white fruits. Ideal for patio pots, containers and greenhouse

2.35 Av 10 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Striped Toga

 

 

 

Aubergine Striped Toga
Eggplant - Solanum melongena
Aubergine striped toga produces two toned green and orange eggplants with stunning markings. The plants are high yielding, fruits 7.5cm long x 2.5cm. Baby veg 85 days

1.45 Av 50 seeds

 

 


 

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Aubergine Giotto F1

 

Aubergine Giotto F1
Eggplant
F1 variety that produces rounded oval dark violet glossy fruits of good flavour. Good resistance to handling marks and oxidation, grow outdoors or under glass. The upright foliage aids ventilation which is especially useful if growing under plastic.

0.99 Av 10 seeds

 

 


 

Aubergine Bonica

 

 

 

Aubergine Bonica
Eggplant - RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bonica a early cropping hybrid variety on tall, strong vigorous plants, deep purple to black oval fruits of good quality. Size of fruits 12 x 7cm well adapted to difficult growing seasons. Ideal for Patio containers and planters.

1.65 Av 20 seeds

 

 


Aubergine Falcon F1

 

 

 

Aubergine Falcon
Eggplant - RHS Award of Garden Merit
Falcon a early cropping variety, producing high yields of good quality fruits on compact plants. Recommended for growing under glass. Size of fruits approx 7 x 17cm long with an attractive satin like sheen, dark purple almost black coloured skin with a bright green spineless calyx.

2.65 Av 5 seeds

 

 



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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.
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