Jackpot is a very compact, low growing, fast growing aubergine variety. It produces a prolific amount of delicious, small, dark purple fruits. It's also known as Pot Black. Very well suited for the growing in flower pots, large pots and square foot gardening. Needs a very sunny plot with some shelter against the wind. This variety has no spikes and that means that it's very easy to grow and harvest. Harvest the fruits when they're about 8 - 10 cm in size. Aubergine is very delicious in combination with tomatoes and onions. Use in stir-fries, stews and filled with rice and herbs. Height: 55 - 60 cm. Harvest the fruits when they just turn purple. They can weigh up to 80 grams each.
eierplant, dolappel en Melanzaan, Pot Black
Indoor sowing: february - april
Germination: 10 - 20 days
Germination temp: 21 - 25°C
Sowing depth: 1 cm
Transplanting when the seedlings are approx. 7,5 to 10 cm tall
Plant spacing: 50 - 75 cm
Planting position: Sunny/greenhouse
Days till harvest: 60 - 65
Sow indoors from february on 2 seeds per individual pot 1 cm deep in good sowing soil. Keep at approx. 21-25 °C. Keep moist, warm and light.
Transplant the seedlings when they are about 7 - 10 cm tall in bigger pots. Aubergine doesn't tolerate cold, so keep them in a hothouse or a warm glasshouse or outdoors on a very warm, sunny and sheltered plot on the southside. Keep moist, pest free and give each plant good support.
To aid fruit development, water regularly and provide a potassium rich liquid fertilizer with each watering. Harvest the fruit by picking them regularly and before the fruit surface shine fades.