Vigorous plant with a very elongated and slender fruit, about 30-35 cm long and 4 cm in diameter, sometimes slightly curved. The skin color is a beautiful violet and the flesh is white. Very soft taste, very fine skin. Great for grilling.
Scientific Name: Solanum melongena
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24-30C
Germination time in days: 10-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: fertile, deep, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 8 to 12 weeks before last frost. Sow 0.7 cm at soil temperature of 23C amd lightly cover. Plant in polytunnel or Transplant out when they are at least two sets of leaves after danger of frost. It is advised to stake the plant. Space plants by 60-80 cm.