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Long Purple Eggplant Seeds

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Suitable for Northern States
Long Purple Eggplants
SKU: EG10-20
Country Of Origin: India India
Availability: In stock
Your price: $3.75
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75 days. Solanum melongena. Open Pollinated. Long Purple Eggplant. The plant produces good yields of tasty 8 to 10" long dark purple eggplants. Very mild flavor and tender. It has few seeds and thin skin that makes it easy to cook. Great variety for slicing and adding to Italian dishes like lasagna. Best when harvested when 5 or 6" long. Also known as Fingerling Eggplant or Long Purple Italian Eggplant. Suitable for containers. Does well in Northern areas of the country. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 115509. An 1850 heirloom variety from India.

Lot No: 11029

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 96,000

Plant Height: 24 to 30” Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Eggplant Solanum melongena

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"75 F to 90 F 10 to 15 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36"18 to 30"60 - 90 days
Eggplant Seed Planting Information:

Eggplants do best in well-drained soil that has been enhanced with compost and manure. They thrive in high heat and high humidity areas. Plant your seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before setting outside. When seedlings are 4" to 6" tall, transplant them into larger pots so roots can grow properly. Grow transplants at 50 F to 70 F. Spring planting should occur 2 weeks after last frost. Protect the plants from frost and wind. Plants will not set fruit when nighttime temperatures fall below 65 F. Plants can grow 3 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro once a month. Side dress plants with compost and manure.

Harvest Tips:

Cut fruit from plant when they are fully mature and reach full color.

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