Rosita Eggplant Seeds
Rosita Eggplants EG43-20
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Rosita Eggplant Seeds

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SKU EG43-10
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA, Puerto Rico USAPuerto Rico
Planting Instructions
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80 days. Solanum melongena. Open Pollinated. Rosita Eggplant. The plant produces good yields of beautiful 6 to 8" long pinkish lavender teardrop shaped eggplants. The white flesh is mild, very sweet, without a trace of bitterness. Great for gourmet dishes. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. An heirloom variety from Puerto Rico. Developed in the 1940s by the Agriculture Experiment Station in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 263727.

Lot No: 1716B

Germination: 92%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 96,000

Plant Height: 30 to 48” Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Solanum melongena

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"75 F to 90 F 10 to 15 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36"18 to 30"60 - 90 days
Eggplant Seed Planting Information:

Eggplants do best in well-drained soil that has been enhanced with compost and manure. They thrive in high heat and high humidity areas. Plant your seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before setting outside. When seedlings are 4" to 6" tall, transplant them into larger pots so roots can grow properly. Grow transplants at 50 F to 70 F.  Spring planting should occur 2 weeks after last frost. Protect the plants from frost and wind. Plants will not set fruit when nighttime temperatures fall below 65 F. Plants can grow 3 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro once a month. Side dress plants with compost and manure.

Harvest Tips:

Cut fruit from plant when they are fully mature and reach full color.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

by on August 23, 2011

Excellent flavor and no bitter taste! Pretty good yields even in New England. Highly recommended.

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