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811352020796

Eggplant, Long Purple Organic Seeds
by: sow seeds


Item 81135202079
Our Price: $2.75
 

Long Purple eggplant is a classic Asian type with gorgeous dark purple coloring. Long slender fruits and slightly bulbous on the blossom end.


Family: Solanaceae

Species: Solanum melongena

Sun: full sun

Moisture: evenly moist

Sowing Method: transplant

Planting: plant after last frost

Frost Tolerance: frost sensitive

Qualities: heirloom, purple


A member of the nightshade family, eggplant is cultivated all over the world. It is a staple in Middle Eastern food and can be stuffed, served in casseroles like wonderful Greek mousakka, and also in stews. It can be canned, or cooked and frozen. Nutrients: vitamins A, K, B6, thiamin, niacin, folate, magnesium and potassium.

Growing: A frost sensitive annual that is planted in the full sun. It is a heat loving plant that preferes evenly moist soil when young and can handle shorter dry periods after established. Plant Seeds: 1/4" deep in containers 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Transplant once frost danger has passed and soils have warmed. Soil Temp: 75-90?F. Days to Emergence: 5-17. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 24-30". Seeds/Oz: 6000. Average Yield/100' Row: 50 lbs. Days to Harvest: 70-100. Seed Viability: 3-5 years. Companions: Bush beans, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Marigold.

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