Eggplant- Rosita

Solanum melongena Open Pollinated

  • Pink/purple skinned fruit
  • Heirloom variety from Puerto Rico
  • Sweet tender white flesh

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Description

Eggplant- Rosita

Solanum melongena

  • Pink/purple skinned fruit
  • Heirloom variety from Puerto Rico
  • Sweet tender white flesh

An heirloom variety developed in Puerto Rico in the 1940s, with teardrop-shaped fruit with pink/purple shiny skin and white shoulders. The skin colour is often described as 'lavender pink'.

Plants grow to 120cm tall and produce prolifically, especially in hot climates. The white flesh has a sweet, mild flavour with seeds developing late, and the fruit has tender skin. Suitable for frying, grilling or baking.

Eggplant is also known as 'Aubergine'. 

Seeds per gram: 299
Product code: Z-10144_P

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Temperate
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Tropical
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Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring or after frost
Germination 7-21 days @ 24-32°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing 80cm
Plant Spacing 70cm
Plant Height 120cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 75-80 days

*Notes: Plants may need staking. Picking regularly encourages more fruit. Can be grown as a perennial in warm climates.

How To Grow

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