Long Purple Eggplant
Slender, Asian-style eggplants
slice easily and cook fast in stir-fry and other dishes.
These ripen early. Tender fruit don't need peeling.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum melongena
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Likes hot weather. Start in flats or pots 8 weeks before night temps will be above 50F. Best yield in light, rich, well-drained soil but is not a demanding crop. Does need to be kept moist. May need night cover in cool areas. Prefers 80-90F, and days and night about 70F. Don't plant after other nightshades such as tomatoes and potatoes to avoid wilt. Pick promptly while still glossy; plant will make more. Keep picked for continued production. Eggplants are not demanding, are decorative, and do well in containers.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 10-11/Harvest 13 /Yield 54/ Spacing 18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates hot weather