Eggplant Seeds - Rosa Bianca
- 30 Seeds
- 80 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Striking Color: Lavender with White Streaks
- Great Flavor: Sweet and Creamy
- Medium-sized Fruit: Up to 5 Inches in Diameter Thick,
- Meaty Flesh
- Originates from Italy
- Ideal for Short Seasons
History: The Rosa Bianca Eggplant, as its Italian name suggests, hails from the culinary-rich regions of Italy. This heirloom variety's name translates to "a beautiful rose," paying homage to its stunning appearance. Throughout the generations, Italian families have passed down seeds of this treasured vegetable, valuing not just its aesthetic appeal but also its distinct, mouthwatering taste.
Uses: Rosa Bianca's sweet and creamy flesh ensures it holds a special place in the kitchen. The eggplant's texture and flavor make it perfect for a range of dishes, particularly Italian classics like caponata or eggplant parmigiana. Its thick flesh also makes it an excellent choice for grilling or roasting, with the meaty interior absorbing flavors beautifully, from rich tomato sauces to aromatic herbs. Given its gentle flavor, Rosa Bianca pairs wonderfully with cheeses, olive oil, and fresh basil, making it a favorite for antipasti or as a star in Mediterranean salads.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: This variety thrives in full sun with well-drained soil. While the Rosa Bianca can adapt to various soil types, maintaining a pH level of 6.0-7.5 ensures optimal growth. Seeds should be planted about 1/4 inch deep, with 24-36 inches of spacing between each to allow the plants ample room. Regular watering is crucial, but it's essential to avoid overwatering as eggplants are sensitive to waterlogged conditions. Given the 80-day maturation cycle, this variety is ideal for regions with shorter growing seasons. With proper care, gardeners can expect a healthy yield of medium-sized fruits, ready to elevate any dish they grace.