Solanum melongena (64 days in unheated tunnel, 72 days open field) F-1 hybrid. Annina’s slightly curved extended-teardrop shape is covered with purple and lavender streaks with emanations of ivory and light pink. From the ½ lb, 5" baby size to the 1½ lb, 8" premiums, the glossy gorgeous skin and cream-white flesh are irresistible. Keeps well at room temp. We found the open field trial productivity on par with high-bar setters Galine and Diamond, a welcome surprise from a dual-purpose inside-outside variety. Outperformed Galine and Swallow for Emily Skrobis in 2021. “They keep going and going,” she raves. The healthy upright structure and thornless light green calyx add to this showcase of thoughtful breeding: rugged and bountiful for OG growing, picker-friendly, nice “half-long” size, and so stunning you just have to show everyone. ④
3679 Annina - Organic
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Days to maturity are from date of transplanting.
0.2 gram packet is about 33-43 seeds.
Culture: Growing eggplant can be a challenge in the north. Start indoors in early spring. Minimum germination temperature is 60°, optimal range 75–90°. Transplant after all danger of frost. They resent wind, will not set fruit in cold or very hot temperatures or in drought. We recommend irrigation and using row covers and IRT mulch. Our selections are the most reliable producers we’ve found, yet some seasons even our skilled trialers get only sparse production of ripe fruits.
Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) Cultural controls: Rotation, control solanaceous weeds such as horse nettle, rapid flaming, suction devices, hand-picking if beetle pressure is low, mulch before adults arrive. Material controls: Surround, Spinosad For more info on CPB, click here.
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.