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Aubergine FaselisSolanum molengenaEgg Plant

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

FROM £9.99

Glossy near-black fruits to pick from summer to autumn

Ideal for a wide range of Mediterranean dishes

Heavy cropping variety with excellent flavour

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Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen gardengreenhouse

full sun

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Description

Aubergine Faselis provides an excellent yield throughout the summer season which can be used in all kinds of delicious Mediterranean recipes. Fruits boast shiny, near-black skins with tasty, creamy-coloured flesh on the inside. These delicious Aubergines can be picked small and barbecued, or allowed to fully form into larger fruits which can be sliced, stuffed or baked. Aubergine Faselis is best grown in the greenhouse for a long lasting crop, which starts early in the season and continues through to autumn. Also suitable for growing on sunny, sheltered patios during the summer months. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 60cm (24”).


5 x 9cm potted plants (KB8298)
1 x 9cm potted plant (KB5157)
3 x 9cm potted plants (KB9060)

How to Grow

T&M's easy starter plants are delivered ready for planting at the correct time so that you can enjoy bigger, earlier and tastier vegetables. Pot up young plants and grow them on until they are large enough to be transplanted.

When all risk of frost is passed and the soil is warm, harden off and plant aubergines in their final positions. For indoor cultivation, pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergines per growbag. Outdoors, plant aubergines in rich fertile soil at a distance of 90cm (3’) apart, in rows spaced 90-120cm (3-4’) apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position in full sun. Planting through black plastic mulch will help to warm the soil, control weeds and save moisture.

More Info

Aubergines grow best at temperatures of 25-30C (77-86F) with high humidity levels. Stake aubergine plants as they increase in size and pinch out the main growing tip to encourage a bushy habit. Water regularly to prevent buds from dropping. Once the first flowers have set, feed aubergines every 2 weeks with a high potash tomato feed. Restricting the crop to 5 or 6 per plant will produce the largest fruits. Harvest aubergines by cutting them close to the stem from August onwards, when the fruit appears fully coloured and shiny. Harvest regularly to promote further flowers and to extend the picking season.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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