Aubergine F1 Bonica

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A fantastic early eggplant, that begin fruiting in August and continue on throughout the growing season.



F1 Bonica Aubergine Seeds

[78 days] An extremely popular French-bred hybrid, Bonica is a heavy cropper, producing numerous long, oval fruits with a deep purple, glossy skin and a wonderful taste. The plants are tall and bushy and do best in the greenhouse or in a polytunnel. Even so, if you have an especially sunny patio they’ll thrive in containers as well.

A high yielder and well-adapted to difficult growing conditions, Bonica is a great aubergine for both the beginner and the experienced gardener alike.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 60cm (24")

Common Questions

How long does it take for Aubergine seeds to germinate? Aubergine seedlings can take on average 14 days to germinate. Using a heated propagator ensures a high success rate when sowing aubergines.

Are Aubergines easy to grow? Aubergines are pretty easy to grow, but prefer greenhouse and polytunnels in the northern areas of the UK. If you have a sunny position in your garden then you can try growing Aubergines outside.

When are Aubergines ready to be harvested? You can harvest Eggplants as soon as the fruits are small and developed with a cream-coloured inner flresh and firm fruits. The skin of the Aubergine should be glossy and thin.

How tall do F1 Bonica Aubergines usually grow? F1 Bonica grow to an average height of around 70cm, usually growing best in the greenhouse but can also do well in containers when their flowers are supported with stakes.

Aubergine F1 Bonica Details

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Days to Maturity
75 - 95 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Packet Seed Count
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