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Eggplant Blacknite

$3.30
Warning: This product can't be shipped to Tasmania due to strict quarantine restrictions.

Large, richly-coloured fruit with smooth, glossy skin. A vigorous, high yielding variety. Also called Aubergine, this fruit can be used across a wide range of culinary styles.

Features

  • Thrives in hot weather
  • Great when baked
  • Rich in vitamin C

Position

Full sun

How

Sow direct in warm conditions or raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when 6-8cm high.

Care

Requires full sun and well-drained soil. Add organic matter and Thrive Granular Choose a well drained sunny position. Prepare soil by adding Yates Blood & Bone. When first flowers appear begin applying Thrive Flower & Fruit regularly. Water regularly and mulch well to maintain good soil moisture. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Great companion plant for beans, marjoram, marigolds & thyme. For best fruit quality, harvest when skin is smooth and shiny. Leave 2cm of stem to improve storage.