Violetta Lunga

147 – Violetta Lunga

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

This very productive type from northern Italy is good for cultivation in open fields or protected environments. It forms a vigorous plant, stands upright, has elongated fruit, slightly club shaped with a rounded tip. Intense violet-maroon color, white meat, compact with few seeds. It matures fairly early, best if picked small.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
75-80

SOWING
1/4″ deep. Sow approximately 6-8 weeks before last frost in green house. It is best if green house temperatures do not drop below 65 degrees. Heating mats and plastic covering over tables can help keep warmth and moisture in. Transplant outside 2-3 weeks after last frost. In the North East, it is traditional to plant warm weather crops on or after Memorial Day. Eggplant can be transplanted 1-2 weeks earlier if kept under row cover (which may be advisable while plants are small to prevent flea beetle damage).

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Prefers a slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.5-6.8. Spraying with compost tea at transplant is recommended.

PLANT HEIGHT
~
18″

PLANT SPACING
~18-24″ apart

HARDINESS ZONES
Eggplant is a warmer weather crop and will NOT tolerate frost.

HARVEST
This variety matures fairly early and is best when picked small at 6-8″

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 25 seeds, L ~ 100 seeds, XL ~ 375 seeds

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