Aubergine Jackpot Seeds
Info: The eggplant jackpot is an ideal for container cultivation. The plants remain relatively small, have a beautiful silvery foliage, purple flowers and are thornless, which facilitates the harvest of the small purple-black fruits. The small aubergines are suitable for grilling, roasting or baking.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow January to April for growing under glass or from May on outdoors. Sow 5mm (¼ in) deep, but do not exclude light as this helps germination. Acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days. Plant out into sheltered site when all risk of frost has passed with a distance of 40 to 50 cm. They need a sunny and sheltered place and hand pollination will improve the set of the first blossoms. Feed every 14 days with high potash (tomato or chili) fertiliser once the first fruits have set.
|Botanical name||Solanum melongena|
|Sowing||Jan-Apr under glass, May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny place and fertile soil with constant moisture|
|Harvesting||from Mid July|