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Aubergine 'Genie' F1

Solanum melongena | Egg Plant

Tender Annual

What is Tender Annual?

Good-sized glossy fruits

The absence of spines on the stems makes them easy to harvest too

Ripens before 'Black Beauty' and has almost seedless white flesh.

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Set to rival the popular ‘Black Beauty’, Aubergine ‘Genie’ produces its glossy, near-black fruits even earlier, bearing 8-10 fruits per plant, each about 250g in weight. This superb variety produces large fruit on compact, well-branching plants making it perfect for growing in large containers as well as growbags and beds. The plump fruits are almost seedless and produced on spineless plants for easy picking. Maximum height: 120cm (47"). Maximum spread: 90cm (35").

Height Up to 120cm (47in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35in)

Tender Annual

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full sun

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1 Packet (6 Seeds) (KC9417)

Aubergines grow best at temperatures of 25-30C (77-86F) with high humidity levels. Stake aubergine plants as they increase in size and pinch out the main growing tip to encourage a bushy habit. Water regularly to prevent buds from dropping. Once the first flowers have set, feed aubergines every 2 weeks with a high potash tomato feed. Restricting the crop to 5 or 6 per plant will produce the largest fruits. Harvest aubergines by cutting them close to the stem from August onwards, when the fruit appears fully coloured and shiny. Harvest regularly to promote further flowers and to extend the picking season.

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