A prized Italian heirloom that produces 3-lobed tapered blunt-tipped extremely sweet deep purple fruits. The fruits are long and slender (6cm x 17cm long), maturing from green to a glossy purple. Excellent fresh in salad, also good for frying, roasting and stuffing. Regular harvesting will ensure a productive continuous harvest until late autumn.
Days to Germination: 10-21
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65 to 70F
Days To Harvest: 75 days
Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Spacing, Seed: 1 inches
Spacing, Plant: 15-20 inches
Light: Full Sun, Warm location, Greenhouse, Conservatory
Sow seeds 1/4" deep in 3in pots with quality seed compost. Keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days at 65-70degrees F.
Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have at least two pairs of leaves.
When 4-5 inches plant 15-20" apart in greenhouse / conservatory with root ball 1/2" below the soil surface.
Keep moist and feed when flowering with tomato type fertiliser.
Harvest when fruits have reached full-size and full colour.