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Organic Eggplant, Purple Long - SNV8054

Organic Eggplant, Purple Long Organic Eggplant, Purple Long Organic Eggplant, Purple Long
Growing Organic Eggplant

Growing Organic Eggplant

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A Prolific Italian Variety

Eggplant - Purple Long - Solanum melongena var. esculentum

Tender Annual Purple Long eggplants are a prolific Italian variety. Heavily branched plants typically yield 4 or more dark-purple, cucumber-shaped fruits 8"-10" long. It yields well in northern climates. Originally from Asia, eggplant is a staple of Indian and Asian cuisines. It is grilled, baked, roasted, pickled, mashed, and dried.

Did You Know? Eggplants are also used as a trap crop for cucumber beetles.

Soil & Water: Eggplants prefer moderately fertile, well-drained loamy soil supplemented with plenty of added organic matter and a pH of 6.0-6.8. Eggplants require heavy water and warm soil.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds directly in a warm climates only. Because eggplants need plenty of water and warm conditions to grow, production accessories such as drip irrigation, plastic mulch, and row covers are a good idea. All eggplants are chill sensitive.

Harvesting & Storage: Begin harvesting early when fruits are half their mature size; young fruits are more tender and early picking will increase yields. Cut the fruit from the plant with shears leaving some stem attached.

Soil Temperature: 74-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 8-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 22"-38"
Days To Maturity: 70-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 20"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

  • Item Model Number: SNV8054
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.25 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.01 pounds

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April 24, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Eggplants are beautiful plants that are a cornerstone of edible landscaping and excellent for container gardening.  Even better, they are delicious, and there are practically limitless ways to prepare… read more »

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