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  • Rosso di Rotonda Eggplant
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  • Rosso di Rotonda Eggplant
  • Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda
  •  Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda

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Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda (15 seeds) (EG199) $3.00

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Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda

         
 
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(S. aethiopicum) 80 days Fruits are oblate, smooth and mature to a brilliant scarlet. Red eggplants are widely grown, but mostly in Africa and Asia. This one is the only red type traditionally grown in Italy, and it is renowned there! Rotonda is the town in southern Italy that is famous as the traditional source for this unusual type. It was probably introduced there in the late 19th century by veterans returning from colonial wars. Often exported as pickled eggplant. We first sampled this variety as a tasty relish, when we were traveling in Italy.
 
Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dante
Location:
Cleveland, OH, United States
Date:
April 26, 2017
          4.0
 
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

Not a green thumb, but found this plant to be very easy to grow. It germinated very quickly -- this year it did so in 4 days -- and as a seedling outpaces all the other plants in terms of growth rate. A few things: This plant has a much wider spread than other eggplant we grow -- Rosa, Ronde, Arumagan. In a 4 ft bed, only two plants for this one as opposed to three for the others. Also, this plant seemed to wilt in afternoon sun faster than all the other plants. We used raised beds, and it always looked like it was on death's door. However, it perks up quickly with a little water or some shade. Did not affect fruit output or flavor. Fruit size is cherry tomato (occasionally) to ping-pong ball or a bit larger. Produces a lot on one plant. We don't peel, we just throw them in olive oil and then put them on the grill. Good flavor, but nothing to write poetry about. The red appearance is a nice contrast visually.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jenkimar
Location:
Greenfield, MA, United States
Date:
July 25, 2015
          4.0
 
Real beauties and tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? earliest maturity

What are the cons? none

Review:

very early production - grew from seed this spring and have already had a few supper featuring this variety. highly recommend

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
angel_orto
Location:
Siena Italy, ME
Date:
January 16, 2015
          5.0
 
A great eggplant
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste !

What are the cons? I did not found

Review:

I really like its taste in tipical recipes ! Linguine (tagliatelle o fettuccine) alla Melanzana Rossa di Rotonda Aubergine Rossa Ciambotta o caponata Stuffed Melanzana Rossa di Rotonda I can send the recipes !

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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