Try this exotic looking vegetable.
An outstanding early variety, producing crops of large deep purple fruits. Aubergines need a sheltered sunny position.
These superb quality fruits are both ornamental and tasty!
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 18-25C (65-75F), and keep moist.
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost or singly into small pots. Grow on in a minimum temperature of 15C (60F).
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Plant into growing bags, large pots or the greenhouse border when the first flowers have opened.
Water regularly and feed with liquid fertiliser as fruits begin to swell.