A classically shaped eggplant. Glossy, with purple-black fruits that are so good when grilled, baked, in Asian dishes and stir-fries. Broad, dark-purple 4-6” egg-shaped fruits on medium-tall plants. 125mg ~ 25 seeds.
Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 70-90 degrees. Transplant to the garden 2 to 3 weeks after your average last frost. Eggplants love it hot. They tend to grow best when daytime temperatures are 80-85 degrees. When plants are about 6" high, nip back the growing tip to encourage branching. Eggplants benefit from full sun, cold weather protection, black plastic mulch and possibly row covers.
Scientific Name: Solanum melongena Days to Maturity: 75-80 from transplants Seed Depth: 1/2" Days to Sprout: 5-10 Plant Spacing: 18-24" Row Spacing: 24-36" Light Requirements: Sunny Plant Height: 24-30" Life Cycle: Annual Frost Hardy: No