Aubergine Madonna
Aubergine Madonna
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Aubergine Madonna

  • A Popular variety producing very crops of gorgeous, glossy deep purple fruit all summer long.
  • Ideal for growing in a greenhouse but also great for patio pots for an unusual feature plant!
  • A rich source on vitamins B1 and B6 and potassium along with minerals and fibre.
  • Delicious fried, grilled or baked or stuffed with a tasty filling.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant when the last chance of frost has passed, growing to a height of 70cm (2½ft) and spread of 60cm (2ft).

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‘Madonna’ is an extremely popular variety of aubergine, bearing particularly tasty, long oval fruits with wonderfully deep purple, glossy skins all summer from July.

As a grafted aubergine that begins to ripen early, ‘Madonna’ crops heavily and continuously throughout the season whether grown in a greenhouse of a large patio pot. One of the main benefits of grafting is that the plants produce heavier crops over a longer period and have excellent resistance to pests and diseases, making them easy to grow and reliable performers.

‘Madonna’ will thrive in a greenhouse or on the patio in a warm and sheltered spot with regular watering and feeding. You’ll be rewarded with a delicious harvest of aubergines that taste great when fried, grilled or baked and are a rich source of B vitamins and potassium as well as minerals and fibre.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant when the last chance of frost has passed, growing to a height of 70cm (2½ft) and spread of 60cm (2ft).

What Is Supplied

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Mist leaves twice a day to discourage red spider mites and improve fruiting.
  • Removing new flowers after 6-8 fruits have begun to form will produce larger aubergines.

Care Information

Growing aubergines

  • Aubergines are tender plants and won’t survive frosts, so don’t plant them outside until the risk of frost is passed.
  • Plant in a greenhouse, and if planting outdoors choose a sheltered spot in full sun.
  • Warm the soil outdoors by covering with polythene or cloches for two weeks before panting.
  • Plant 60cm (2ft) apart and cover with fleece or cloches for 2-3 weeks until they establish.
  • The plants will need staking as they grow and become heavy with fruit.
  • Water regularly and feed with a high potassium fertiliser every two weeks once the fruit begins to form.

Harvest

  • Remove ripe fruit from July onwards by cutting with a knife or secateurs when they are evenly coloured and glossy. If they start to become dull they will taste bitter.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
70 cm
60 cm
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