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.
- Thrives in hot weather
- Great when baked
- Rich in vitamin C
Sow direct in warm conditions or raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when 6-8cm high.
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.
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.