Rosa Bianca Eggplant Seeds - Organic Non-GMO - HEIRLOOM Italian Vegetable
Rosa Bianca Eggplant Seeds - Organic Non-GMO - HEIRLOOM Italian Vegetable,Very productive Great in container!
Approximately 8,000 seeds/oz.
This eggplant variety is traditionally recognized in Italian cuisine. The fruit are lavender and white color with green calyx with slight ribbing. Fruit are 5-7” diameter, round-shape, with very mild, delicate flavor with no bitterness and creamy texture.
Like potatoes, tomatoes and hot peppers, rosa bianca eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a member of the Solanaceae family. This warm-season vegetable grows fruit that's about 4 to 6 inches in diameter and 5 to 7 inches long. Popular for its creamy flesh and mild flavor, rosa bianca eggplant is native to Southeast Asia and well suited to Sunset's Climate Zones H1, H2, 1B and zones 2 to 45. Start the seeds indoors about eight weeks before the last spring frost date in your area.
Asian eggplants are milder and have a more delicate taste than Western varieties. The slender fruits vary in color from white with lavender streaks to a glossy purple-black. They need no peeling. The skins are thin and tender, adding a slight texture and sweet flavor to the flesh. In Japan, eggplants are often used in tempura, baked and served with a dipping sauce made of ginger and soy sauce, braised or pickled. They are more typically braised or fried in China, while in India, they are usually stuffed with meat and spices and baked. The mild flavor and porous flesh make them a perfect ingredient in a Thai curry dish, as they absorb the neighboring flavors. This is definitely a summer vegetable, unable to withstand cool weather. Excellent for slicing for baking, roasting and frying. Great for tempura.
Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence (75-80ºF minimum). Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Plant in late spring/ summer (soil temperatures at least above 60ºF) in a very warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.