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Prosperosa Eggplant

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Prosperosa Eggplant

Description
Mild-Flavored Italian Heirloom
Large, round, pleated fruits are deep purple with hints of cream near the stem. The Italian heirloom variety has a mild flavor and tender white flesh, making it a favorite for eggplant parmigiana and other specialty dishes. Its flesh is slow to discolor when sliced. Harvest eggplant when the skins are very shiny. Dull skin indicates the fruits are too ripe. Store eggplant in a cool, dark place and handle carefully. Start eggplant seeds indoors about 8-10 weeks before night temperatures are above 55 degrees. Plants may be set outdoors after night temperatures are above 55 degrees. Approx. 20 seeds per pkt. 75 DAYS.
Product Details
  • Seasonboth Spring & Fall
  • FormUpright
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height2 1/2 - 4 feet.
  • Spread18-24 inches.
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches between plants. 30 - 42 inches between rows.
  • Zones3-9 (Annual)
  • FoliageGreen, typical eggplant foliage.
  • FruitAttractive fruit with a satiny, dark purple skin, and white, mild flesh. Large, rounded fruit is pleated, with hints of cream near the stem.
  • Germination7 - 14 days
  • Soil RequirementsFertile, well-drained, sandy loam; pH7.0-7.8
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • PollinatorSelf pollinating.
  • CommentsThis stunning Italian heirloom will impress, even before you taste it! Gorgeous, deep purple, satiny skin covers large, round, pleated fruit, highlighted with hints of cream near the stem. The mild flavor and tenderness of its white flesh make it a favorite for eggplant parmigiana and other specialty dishes. Flesh is slow to discolor when sliced.
  • YieldGood yields.
  • Botanical NameSolanum melongena 'Prosperosa'
  • HeaderMild-Flavored Italian Heirloom
  • DepthLightly cover if planting seeds. Plant the plants at the same depth as in the pot.
  • Days To Maturity75 days
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials,
Bulbs & Flowers
Trees & Shrubs Encapsulated
Earthworms &
Lady Beetles
Seeds
1A-4B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
5A 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
5B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
6A & 6B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
7A & 7B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
8A & 8B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
9A-10B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Oct 29, 2018

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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