Eggplant, Long Purple

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18 in stock

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Long Purple Eggplant is richer and milder than most, pleasing the pickiest of eggplant lovers! This Italian heirloom is long and slender in shape. Fewer seeds and thin skin make this eggplant variety ideal for cooking.

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Description

Long Purple Eggplant is richer and milder than most, pleasing the pickiest of eggplant lovers! This Italian heirloom is long and slender in shape. Fewer seeds and thin skin make this eggplant variety ideal for cooking.

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 a 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.

 

Soil Temperature:75-90°F
Planting Depth:1/4″
Days to Germination:10-20+
Height at Maturity:2′-3′
Days to Maturity:75+
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun
Spacing:1′-2′

 

Solanum melongena

Available Package: .25 grams

Approximate seed pack per package: 70 seeds

Sows about a 60′ bed taking into account thinning.

Additional information

Weight.10 g
Dimensions0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 in
weight

Packet, .5 ounce

1 review for Eggplant, Long Purple

  1. Hayley carmody (verified owner)

    Excellent flavor! One of the best eggplants I ever grown, both in the plants ability to thrive and the flavor.

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