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.
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 60F.
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.
Did You Know? Eggplant provides: Chromium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, K, Thiamin, Folate, and Dietary Fiber.
Soil Temperature: 75-90F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 10-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-2?'
Days To Maturity: 80-90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"