These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens
Long and slender fruits
Minimal seeds and no bitterness
Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)
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The Kew Vegetable range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Containing a mixture of colourful and unusual vegetables plus reliable staples, they have been specially selected to bring variety to your gardens and allotments as well as the kitchen table.
Aubergine ‘Violet Knight’ produces long, slender fruits with appetising looks. Early to mature, compact and well-branching, this variety is ideal for container growing, reliably producing good crops of disease-resistant, early maturing fruits with minimal seeds and no bitterness. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
1 Packet (6 Seeds) (KC9742)
Sow aubergine seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soaking them in warm water for 24 hours before sowing will assist germination. Sow seeds on the surface of a free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm (1/4”) layer of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag at constant temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination which takes 10-14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, carefully transplant them into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on at a slightly reduced temperature.
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.
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Aubergine 'Violet Knight' F1 - Kew Vegetable Collection