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Solanum melongena 'Prosperosa'
Aubergine 'Prosperosa'

Solanum melongena 'Prosperosa' Aubergine 'Prosperosa'
£1.99 0820006404 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Solanum melongena Aubergine 'Prosperosa' is an excellent variety, producing spherical, ribbed, pale purple fruits with firm, flavoursome flesh. This Sicilian heritage variety has a mild flavour and no bitter after taste. Ideal for growing in the greenhouse or in a sunny spot outdoors. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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Berry colour Purple
Botanical name Solanum melongena
Common name Aubergine 'Prosperosa'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour White
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Upright
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.6m - 1m
Ultimate spread 0.6m - 1m
Useful/additional information Sow aubergine seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soaking them in warm water for 24 hours before sowing will assist germination. Sow seeds on the surface of a free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm (¼") layer of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag at constant temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination which takes 1-14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, carefully transplant them into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on at a slightly reduced temperature. When all risk of frost is passed and the soil is warm, harden off and plant aubergines in their final positions. For indoor cultivation, pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergines per growbag. Outdoors, plant aubergines in rich fertile soil at a distance of 9cm (3') apart, in rows spaced 9-12cm (3-4') apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position in full sun. Planting through black plastic mulch will help to warm the soil, control weeds and save moisture.

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