Rosa Bianca Eggplant seeds - Organic - bi-color Italiain heirloom
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This listing is for 0.25g seed of the highly desired Rosa Bianca Eggplant. 100% organic non-genetically modified seed. These are our extra FEDCO seeds from this season. We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers. All seed lots have been tested for viability. This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain. 100% success in the northeast. All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled. Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.
88 days to maturity. Open-pollinated, high-yielding, bicolor Italian heirloom. Gorgeous fruits, white with lavender streaking down the side, about 3–4" across and 5" long, narrow at the top and widening with indentations almost like folds in draped fabric. Creamy texture and delicate flavor. Fruits average 2 lb, max out at 4 lb. Rosa needs to be coddled, particularly in the northern half of New England. The seed needs alternating temperatures to break dormancy: warm days (preferably 80s), cooler nights (around 70°).
Despite some help from a changing climate, growing eggplant remains a challenge in the north. We recommend raised beds, row covers, and plastic or IRT mulch. Our selections are the most reliable producers we’ve found, yet some seasons even our skilled trialers get only sparse production of ripe fruits some seasons. Sow indoors 1/4" deep, 2" apart. The minimum germination temperature is 60°; the optimal range 75–90°. Keep near 80°. Transplant early June, 2' apart, in rows 2-3' apart.
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