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Aubergine Collection

Classic aubergine varieties for growing outside in our less than Mediterranean climates.
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4 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Harvest from June - September
Height
60cm (24in)
Common name
Eggplant
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30-60cm (12-24in)
Cultivation
Sow in a warm place under cover January-March in individual pots or modules. May be grown in borders or large pots, in the greenhouse or a sunny sheltered spot outside. Harden off before planting outside in summer and use cloches if nights are cold.

Description

The warmer summers of the last few years mean that we’ve had great success growing aubergines outside, and none better than these two; classic varieties for our less than Mediterranean climates, ’Moneymaker’ and the stir-fry perfect ‘Slim Jim’.

This collection contains 2 seedlings each of:

Care Tips

Better suited to greenhouse production but if planting outside, cover with a cloche for 2 weeks to allow plants to settle in. Pinch out tips at 45cm and stake. Water well and mist flowers to help fruit set. Feed with high potash until fruits set.