Rosita Bell-shaped Eggplant - Organic


Rosita Bell-shaped Eggplant - Organic

(84 days) Open-pollinated. Productive and tasty without a hint of bitterness. These pear-shaped pink-lavender fruits with white shoulders are 6–8" long and 4–6" wide and will stand up in any Solanum beauty contest. Heirloom Rosita, brought to the States from Puerto Rico in 1979, has gained a steady following. Enjoy its sweet delicious tender white flesh.

3688 Rosita - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 0.2g for $2.80  
B: 0.4g for $4.50  
C: 1g for $6.50  
D: 4g for $16.00  
E: 28g for $70.00  
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Solanum melongena

Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.
0.2 gram packet ~48 seeds, 0.4 gram packet ~96 seeds.

Culture: Despite some help from a changing climate, growing eggplant remains a challenge in the north. We recommend raised beds, row covers and plastic or 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 some seasons.

Minimum germination temperature is 60°, optimal range 75–90°. Some varieties require fluctuating day and night temperatures.

Disease: V = Verticillium

Pest: Colorado Potato Beetle
Cultural controls: rotation, control solanaceous weeds such as horse nettle, rapid flaming, suction devices, hand-picking if pressure is low, mulch before adults arrive.
Materials: Spinosad
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