The Purple Aubergine from Toulouse is a local aubergine variety from Toulouse in France. The vigorous and productive plants produce purple elongated aubergines of large size. The Purple Aubergine from Toulouse is an early variety also known as Aubergine Violette de Toulouse. The aubergine plants will need a long season and lots of sun and warmth to produce.
Scientific Name: Solanum melongena
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24-30 °C
Germination time in days: 10-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90-130 days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: fertile, deep, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost. Sow at 1/2 cm at soil temperature of 23C and 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.