Aubergine, eggplant "Avan F1" (Solanum melongea) is a variety that stands out with high productivity and early fruit ripening. This cultivar displays high resistance to diseases, what allows you to limit the usage of chemical control agents. This vegetable is usually grown in greenhouses and plastic foil tunnels in our climate. Pear-shaped fruit are covered with dark purple, shiny peel. Aubergines are a rich source of potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and sodium. Eggplant fruit taste great cooked, fried, barbecued and baked.
Aubergines need plenty of sunlight and high temperatures to grow properly. It is grown from seedlings. In order to produce them, sow seeds in March in a warm and bright room. Seedlings need 8 - 10 weeks to develop. You may grow them under covers in soil or on the special substrates, such as mineral wool or coconut fibre. Fruit are harvested gradually in August as they ripen. Aubergines prefer warm, loose soils that are rich in organic matter. It is of utmost importance that the soil stays moist, because eggplant does not stand drought, nor flooding.
Each package contains 0.3 g of the "Avan F1" aubergine seeds. Growing instructions and the sow-by date are included in the package information.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Use: cooked, fried, barbecued, baked
- Harvest time: August
- Site: sunny, warm, preferably under covers; warm, loose, moist soil rich in organic matter