Rosa Bianca

148 – Rosa Bianca

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

HEIRLOOM from Italy. 4 – 5″ plump, stunning light purple fruits streaked with creamy white and pink blush. Mild flavor without bitterness. Great for stuffing or babaganoush. This is an eggplant that foodies rave about! Adapted to regions with warm nights. In cooler areas, plant in a greenhouse or hoophouse for better yields.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
75-90 from transplant

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
12-18″

PLANT SPACING
~14-18″ apart

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

HARVEST
Remove fruits when they are 4-5″ long and fruit is still firm.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

 

Additional Information

Size

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

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