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Aubergine Long Purple (Solanuum melongena)
Long Purple is one of the most commonly grown varieties of aubergine in the world. Medium size fruits of elongated shape, approximately 25cm long, deep violet colour and good flavour.
The aubergine plant is quite bushy with thick stems. They can grown anywhere between 1-8 feet tall. Beautiful star shaped purple flowers and green foilage. Can be quite tricky to grow as they need a long warm growing season. Feed as you would tomatoes. Long purple aubergines are popular in mediterranean dishes.
Product Part Number: 10401
When to sow
When to Sow Long Purple Aubergine Seeds
January to April. Germination takes 10-21 days
Where to Sow
Space the seeds 2cm (¾") apart in seed trays or two to a cell in modules under glass at 20°C. Cover lightly with compost.
What to do next
As soon as two full leaves have developed, prick off seedlings into individual pots. Grow on and plant in grow-bags or large pots. Plants can be transplanted outside in a sunny sheltered spot.
July to October. Around 80 days after sowing.
Some support is beneficial. Watch out for the calyx, it can be prickly and painful.
A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.