Aubergine - Patio Mixed
This variety produces high numbers of golf ball sized fruits on a compact plant. Ideal in containers outdoors or in a growbag in the greenhouse, or planted in a sunny spot in the garden. The bitter free fruits are purple (Ebony), white (Ivory) and striped purple and white (Pinstripe). Harvest regularly to extend the season.
Sow seed on the surface of the compost, and cover with a sprinkling of dry vermiculite or finely sieved compost. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5cm pots or multi-cell trays. Plant out into a 25cm pot or 3 plants per grow bag or outdoors allowing 45cm between plants, once frost risk has passed.