(Solanum melongena) 70 days. Rosa Bianca Heirloom Open Pollinated Eggplant is an Italian heirloom with stunning light pink lavender fruits with an occasional creamy white shade. Flesh is meaty, mild flavored, with no bitterness.
Planting Instructions for Rosa Bianca Eggplant Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Eggplants are heat loving plants requiring a long growing season. In cool or short season climates start eggplant indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, keeping soil at 75-85°F, by applying bottom heat. Transplant heirloom eggplant after the danger of frost, once the soil is warm. For direct seeding eggplant outdoors, plant in full sun, ¼” deep, 12-18″ apart, in rows 2-2½’ apart. Rosa Bianca germination occurs in 5-17 days in soil 70-85°F. Stake tall heirloom eggplant varieties to keep the fruits off the ground. Start picking eggplants as soon as they’re big enough to use, and are still glossy. Harvest Rosa Bianca eggplant with a knife or pruning shears. If eggplant fruits turn dull or brown, they are overripe.