Available for National Delivery and Click & Collect
|Flower / Harvest
June, July, August, September, October
February, March, April, May
PLEASE NOTE: This is a seed packet
Early to ripen and continuing to crop heavily throughout the season, Bonica produces a good yield of long, oval, shiny purple fruits. Ideal for patio containers, plants are compact and bushy; the flavoursome fruits average 12cm (5in) in length.
Sow aubergine seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soaking them in warm water for 24 hours before sowing will assist germination.Sow seeds on the surface of a free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm (¼”) layer of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag at constant temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination which takes 10-14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, carefully transplant them into 7.5cm (3″) pots and grow on at a slightly reduced temperature. When all risk of frost is passed and the soil is warm, harden off and plant aubergines in their final positions. For indoor cultivation, pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergines per grow bag. Outdoors, plant aubergines in rich fertile soil at a distance of 90cm (3’) apart, in rows spaced 90-120cm (3-4’) apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position in full sun. Planting through black plastic mulch will help to warm the soil, control weeds and save moisture.
Aubergines grow best at temperatures of 25-30C (77-86F) with high humidity levels. Stake aubergine plants as they increase in size and pinch out the main growing tip to encourage a bushy habit. Water regularly to prevent buds from dropping. Once the first flowers have set, feed aubergines every 2 weeks with a high potash tomato feed. Restricting the crop to 5 or 6 per plant will produce the largest fruits. Harvest aubergines by cutting them close to the stem from August onwards, when the fruit appears fully coloured and shiny. Harvest regularly to promote further flowers and to extend the picking season.
Position: Full Sun
Plant Height: 90cm
OUR DELIVERY OPTIONS
Our delivery, and click and collect options.
Please note, this is a general guide, please see individual products for options that are available for that product.
National Delivery is available on a great range from our online collection to most addresses in the UK. On these orders we will use the Royal Mail Tracked 48 Hour service.
National Delivery is charged at £4.99 per order.
For orders including plants there will be a charge of £6.99 per order. We will use the Royal Mail Tracked 24 for these items.
Please note: not all products are available for National Delivery and any restricted products will be available for Local Delivery or Click & Collect only.
Local Delivery is available for a selection of our products. This selection includes all Furniture, BBQs, Compost, Aggregates, Christmas Trees and any product that is particularly large or heavy. This includes all plants purchased in-store.
All local deliveries with our couriers will take place up to 15miles from our store. Furniture and BBQs can be delivered up to 30miles from our store.
Delivery charges vary and will be calculated at checkout.
Our delivery day is currently Saturdays.
Click & Collect
We now offer FREE Click and Collect on all products, after 1 hour*.
Delivery for Desser conservatory furniture is 8 – 12 weeks. Desser will contact customers with a delivery date nearer the time.
For returning goods purchased in-store, please see our full returns policy.
We will arrange all returns, unless specified. For Local Delivery, we will arrange for the couriers to collect the goods. For National Delivery we will arrange a tracked postage with Royal Mail, including collection if required. We will communicate with you for any arrangements made, via telephone or email.
- For all damaged or faulty products, or where information was misleading before purchase, you will not be charged for return postage.
- For all orders that are returned due to ‘change of mind’, you will be charged for the cost of return. This will be the same and most reasonable cost of delivery from your original purchase based on the returned product. The cost of return will be deducted from your refund amount.
Refunds will be processed once goods have been received by Woburn Sands Emporium. All products must be returned in their original packaging to be accepted for a refund or exchange. Products that are not faulty or damaged must be received in a resalable condition.
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