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Aubergine Seeds - Pinstripe F1

£2.60

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. 

Included in the compostable packaging are free nasturtium companion plant seeds to help you garden greener. 

Description

The Aubergine Pinstripe Plant is a compact and visually striking choice that's ideal for container or pot cultivation. With spine-free silvery grey foliage, its attractive purple flowers are followed by abundant 90g (3oz) creamy white striped purple fruits that grow throughout the season. Pinstripe Aubergine fruits can be picked small, making them well suited to UK growing conditions, or left to grow to full size for a delicious bitter free flavour.

  • 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, you will receive free nasturtium seeds. A beautiful plant that add interest and beauty in its own right and is a great companion 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.

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping & Delivery


Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £35 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.50 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £3.60 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £5.10 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £35


Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

Whenever possible, goods will be dispatched within 1 working day from the date of purchase. Due to our delivery being outsourced, we cannot always guarantee next day delivery, so please allow for this. Please bear in mind there may be delays when ordering over weekends and national holidays when placing your order. If an order is needed for a definite date, please contact us prior to ordering, so we can advise beforehand.

In the event that you select a business address, we shall be deemed to have delivered your order to its intended recipient by delivering it to the reception area of the business address.

We will deliver to the address as you enter it and can not accept any liability for late or failed delivery if the quoted address is incorrect. Additional charges will be made for redirection or for re-delivery due to postcode error. We advise that if you are not sure of the address you should check it using the Post Office postcode and address finding service.