Eggplant – Long Purple Eggplant Solanum melongena An Italian Heirloom with a long slender shape. This eggplant is richer and milder than most, pleasing the pickest of eggplant lovers!. With few seeds and thin skin, this is a great eggplant to…
Eggplant, Long Purple
$3.50 – $8.99
Eggplant – Long Purple Eggplant
An Italian Heirloom with a long slender shape. This eggplant is richer and milder than most, pleasing the pickiest of eggplant lovers!. With few seeds and thin skin, this is a great eggplant to cook with.
Suggested Planting Requirements: Soil should be fertile, well drained and rich in organic matter, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.8. Eggplant also needs a lot of calcium, so add lime to the soil before you plant. Southern California growers should be careful of over-liming an area. Plant eggplants in warm area sheltered from winds.
Growing Recommendations: Transplant to the garden when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 60°F. Eggplants can be fairly drought tolerant but do well in optimal moisture levels.
Harvesting & Storage: Fruits can be harvested anytime after half of the mature size, but don’t wait too long, over-ripe fruit is tough and bitter. Eggplants do not store well and should be used soon after harvest.
|Days to Germination:||10-20+|
|Height at Maturity:||2′-3′|
|Days to Maturity:||75+|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Available Package: .25 gram
Approximate seed pack per package 70 seeds
Area to sow approximately a 60′ bed (This takes into account thinning)
|Dimensions||0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 in|
Packet, .5 ounce