Popular and reliable variety. Large, glossy, deep purple skinned oval fruit about 13cm long. Fruit holds quality and colour well after picking.Aubergines are high in potassium, folates and magnesium and a good source of Vitamins E and K. Sow seeds about 0.5 cm deep in a good, free-draining, moist seed compost, for best results sow the aubergine seeds as early as your chilli seeds - February-March. Place in a heated propagator, on a windowsill, or seal the seed tray into a polythene bag at a temperature of 18-21 Celsius until after germination, which takes 10 -14 days.Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into individual pots and grow in slightly cooler conditions. Finally, pot into larger containers or 2 plants into a growbag, or outdoors once plants have been acclimatised to conditions and after all risk of frost has passed. Grow under cover, in the greenhouse, conservatory or outside in well- drained, rich soil, in a sunny location. Once first flowers have set, feed and water regularly with tomato feed. Harvest regularly to encourage further flower and fruit production. Our popular veg seeds our always a great value for money and on the homepage you will find great deals and many varieties on sale.