Aubergine Seeds - Pinstripe F1
Aubergine Seeds - Pinstripe F1
A great choice for pots, containers and raised beds, these F1 Pinstripe Aubergine Seeds produce striking purple and white striped fruits that add colour to patio displays and can be harvested throughout summer and well into autumn.
Specifically bred for container gardening, Pinstripe Aubergines are rich in vitamins and potassium. Our Pinstripe Aubergine Seeds are well suited to UK growing conditions and can be picked prematurely for a delicious addition to Italian and Mediterranean dishes.
- Pack size: 6 seeds
- Time to germination: 14-21 days
- When to sow inside: January - April
- When to sow outside: April - June
- Spacing: 60cm +
- Soil preference: Fertile, well-drained
- Light preference: Full sun
- When to harvest: July - October
How to grow Pinstripe Aubergine from seed
Aubergines, or eggplants, belong to the same family as peppers and tomatoes and should be grown in much the same manner. They are, however, slightly more cold-sensitive which will halt the plant's growth, reducing its vigour, resistance to pests and disease, as well as its yields. As such, for a successful experience, we recommend growing aubergines under glass only.
When sowing your Aubergine Pinstripe Seeds (shallowly), consider the temperature they will be exposed to. 21-24 degrees is ideal, however once germinated, aubergine seeds can tolerate somewhat lower temperatures. After germination, place on a sunny windowsill or, as we recommend, under LED lights to grow on and develop in 8cm thin-wall pots before planting out in late spring, pot and all.
What to feed your Pinstripe Aubergine Plants
Aubergine plants are heavy feeders and enjoy free draining moist soil, loaded with plenty of organic matter. Add a few handfuls of fish blood and bone meal along with some volcanic rock dust to give them a rich, balanced and diverse diet for strong growth and cropping over the season. This diet will also help the plants to form strong, well-developed immunity.
Keeping pests away
Pinstripe Aubergines are fairly pest and disease resistant, however, they should be rotated every couple of years and given plenty of space as they don’t like humidity. It's for this reason, we plant them with the tomatoes near the open greenhouse door, leaving the moisture-loving cucumbers to thrive in the humid back corners.
When ordering Pinstripe Aubergine Seeds from Grow Sow Greener, we recommend sowing nasturtium seeds. A beautiful plant that adds interest and beauty in its own right and is a great companion plant for aubergines. Growing nasturtiums a distance away from your veg will help lure aphids away, whilst giving you delicious red flowers and peppery young leaves for adding to salads.
GROWING GUIDE: How to Grow Aubergines Organically
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All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!
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