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Organic Eggplant, Rosa Bianca

Considered One of the Best by Gourmets

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8350

Certified Organic

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Eggplant - Rosa Bianca - Solanum melongena

Tender Annual Heirloom. A gorgeous Italian variety with a delicate, mild flavor, creamy consistency, and no bitterness. Considered one of the best by gourmets and gardeners alike. Fruits are about 4"-6" long and 4"-5" in diameter.

Did You Know? Eggplant provides: Chromium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, K, Thiamin, Folate, and Dietary Fiber.

Soil & Water: Soil should be fertile, well-drained and rich in organic matter, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.8. Eggplant also needs a lot of calcium, so add lime to the soil before you plant.

Planting & Growing: Transplant to the garden when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 60°F.

Harvesting & Storage: Can harvest anytime after half of the mature size, but don't wait too long, over-ripe fruit is tough and bitter. Eggplants do not store well.

Soil Temperature: 75-90°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 10-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-21/2'
Days To Maturity: 80-90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Brand Peaceful Valley Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Summer Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 75-95°F Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Bush Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Solanaceae (Nightshades) Soil pH 5.6 - 7.0
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 75-95°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Soil should be fertile, well-drained and rich in organic matter, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.8. Eggplant also needs a lot of calcium, so add lime to the soil before you plant.

Planting & Growing: Transplant to the garden when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 60°F.

Harvesting & Storage: Can harvest anytime after half of the mature size, but don't wait too long, over-ripe fruit is tough and bitter. Eggplants do not store well.

Videos & Articles

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Articles

April 24, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Eggplants are beautiful plants that are a cornerstone of edible landscaping and excellent for container gardening.  Even better, they are delicious, and there are practically limitless ways to prepare… read more »

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Rosa Bianca - Perennial

Here in Phoenix, AZ, I've been growing this plant for over year now in my South facing yard, next to a Rose bush. I didn't realize it would survive our mild winter, due to the freeze the year before that took out half the neighborhood, but the Rosa made it through with only the slightest freeze burn on the tips and actually continued to produce throughout the winter.<br /><br />I love this eggplant, primarily for it's beauty. Some that get more shade are almost white, while it appears that the lavender flush intensifies with more direct sun. My favorite way to prepare these are cut length wise, flesh sliced crisscross (not into the skin), olive oil soaked, seasoned and roasted. Great side dish to a Mediterranean inspired meal. For some reason though, whenever I attempt to roast them whole, like when making babaganoush- they become extremely bitter- draining them does not help. I'm not sure why because they are not bitter when roasted or sauteed, but they are when cooked whole. I still love this eggplant and am happy that it's going for a second year.

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