Lovely lavender to dark purple color with occasional creamy white shades, this elegant Italian heirloom flares out from the stem to produce a pretty, fluted appearance overall.
Cultural data; field planting
Growing season: Warm season
Days to maturity: 55-70 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 80-90ºF.
Cultural information: sow seeds indoors starting April 1st. Transplant after June 1st. They grow best with daytime temperatures of 70ºF. and higher, and overnight temperatures no lower than 45ºF.
Seed Count: 6,000 seeds/oz. or 96,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ¼ oz. per 100 ft. row, 2 lb. per acre.
Diseases and pests: Flea Beetles control with spray or Reemay.
Harvesting: Pick when fruit is at full size. Remove small fruit in early fall to allow remaining fruit to reach full size.