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Aubergine 'Scorpio' (Grafted)

Solanum melongena | Egg Plant

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

Grafted plants crop up to 75% more, thanks to the best varieties being matched with the most vigorous rootstocks

Grafted rootstocks offer faster growing & stronger plants for bigger and better harvests!

Grafted plants have improved resistant to soil borne diseases

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Aubergine F1 Scorpio produces delicious deep purple crops and it may very well produce this crop two months earlier than the normal. It is easy to grow and is quite a heavy cropping variety all through the to the autumn. Aubergines are filled with fibre and are gorgeous grilled or fried. This grafted variety will offer top quality, shiny and deep rich purple aubergines.

Supplied as peat free plugs/9cm pots.

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Annual

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full sun

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3 Peat-Free Postiplug Plants (KC8036)
1 x 9cm Peat-Free Potted Plant (KC4707)
3 x 9cm Peat-Free Potted Plants (KC3116)

When all risk of frost is passed and the soil is warm, harden off and plant aubergines in their final positions. For indoor cultivation, pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergines per growbag. Outdoors, plant aubergines in rich fertile soil at a distance of 90cm (3’) apart, in rows spaced 90-120cm (3-4’) apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position in full sun. Planting through black plastic mulch will help to warm the soil, control weeds and save moisture.

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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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