Eggplant - Piccolo - Solanum melongena
Tender Annual Heirloom. Vigorous growth habit and adapted for year round production in certain climates. This eggplant has glossy purple and white striped skin, is firm and oval shaped with a good shelf life. Great for stuffing and pickling. Fruits are seedless and are about 4" long and 3" in diameter.
Soil & Water: 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.
Planting & Growing: Transplant to the garden when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 60F.
Harvesting & Storage: Can harvest 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.
Did You Know? Eggplant provides: Chromium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, K, Thiamin, Folate, and Dietary Fiber.
Soil Temperature: 75-90F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 10-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-2?'
Days To Maturity: 60-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
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