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'Rosita' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early to mid-season variety developed in Puerto Rico during the 1940s from a cross of 'Native White' and 'Black Beauty'. Plants bear pear-shaped, 6- to 8-inch by 3- to 6-inch, pink-lavender fruit with white shoulders.
Days To Maturity: 68-84
Seed Sources:
 
Rating Summary
 
Overall: (3.8 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.8 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.5 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.8 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 03/10/2009 by GardenerHI - An experienced gardener

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

An excellent performer in my tropical climate, and sells well in farmers markets. Super productive, very disease resistant, and has great flavor. Every bit as beautiful as hybrids like 'Neon' and 'Lavender Touch' but with FAR better germination, better flavor, and higher yield.
 

Reviewed on 01/30/2007 by hidebeetle - An intermediate gardener

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Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

As beautiful an eggplant as you'll find. But not for us at the northern extremes. Hard to start from seed and did not flourish or bear well; no disease, just needs a longer, hotter, drier season.
 

Reviewed on 07/06/2006 by Grandad - An experienced gardener

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East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This variety is surely one to add to the eggplant garden. The fruits are often too beautiful to cut. The taste is awsome. The production is somewhat less than with the hybrid varieties but the positives easily outweigh this one shortfall.
 

Reviewed on 01/25/2006 by NeOkgrower - An experienced gardener

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Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A great heirloom eggplant for the main season. Likes heat. Tough plant. Medium producer. Extremely mild flavor and beautiful color.
 




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