Eggplant, 'Violetta di Firenze'
Beautiful bicolor white and purple heirloom variety from Florence, Italy with a mild, creamy taste that is always delicious and never bitter. Fruits are shaped like a very plump, ruffled teardrop and are similar in appearance to better known Rosa Bianca but with a deeper electric purple coloring. Summers past we have picked pound after pound (field grown!) exclaiming upon their remarkable beauty and sheer abundance. These really are stunning. Softball sized fruits.
75-90 days. AV
Packet: 25-30 seeds
Product Code: EGG-VI-pkt
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Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.
Transplant out after danger of frost (65+ nighttime temps).
Note: Protect well from the cold!
18" spacing in rows 18-24" apart.
10-14 days @ soil temp 75-85F
Moderate-heavy. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and a pH between 6.5-6.8. Don't add too much Nitrogen as this will lead to excess foliage and less fruit.
Eggplant seeds will not germinate in cold soil.
Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights and insects.