Eggplant, Melanzana Rossa di Rotonda

82% of 100

70-80 Days. A truly scrumptious and unique member of the eggplant family, these boast a combination flavors. We taste eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. This red round fruit is popular in the Italian province of Potenza where it is traditionally made into gourmet caponata or preserved and pickled. Bright orange, round fruit was originally brought to Rotonda, Italy from Ethiopia just before World War II and can often be found in jars of olive oil or spread on crusty Italian bread. Jere Gettle found seeds for this delicacy while traveling Italy in 2009.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 10-15 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/4"
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95 F
  • Plant Spacing: 18" 
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Solanum aethiopicum

Growing Tips: Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Setting out larger transplants helps to fight pest pressure.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 25
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