Long Purple - Organic Eggplant

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Long Purple is an Italian-type eggplant that bears slender, purple fruit. Very nice for slicing, and delicious in Italian dishes, such as lasagna. Grows to 8-10" on upright plants and produces 4 or more fruits per plant.  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: 2-3'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 24-36"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No