Eggplant

When originally introduced in this country several hundred years ago, eggplant was commonly white like a goose egg, thus the name eggplant. It can be prepared many different ways, and there are now many different types for color and shape, giving consumers ...
When originally introduced in this country several hundred years ago, eggplant was commonly white like a goose egg, thus the name eggplant. It can be prepared many different ways, and there are now many different types for color and shape, giving consumers plenty of choices. 

Growing Tips:
Sow seeds inside 8-10 weeks prior to transplanting. Select a rich, sandy location that has been out of eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and strawberries for several years to avoid soil-borne disease. Plastic mulch and continuous harvesting will help to produce high quality yields.

Culture:
Because this is a warm weather crop, it’s usually handled as a transplant. Sow seed inside 8-10 weeks prior to field setting. It should germinate in 7-10 days if soil temperature is about 80° F. Grow on at 70° F., and harden off at 60° F. before field setting. Select a rich sandy field that has been out of eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and strawberries for 5-10 years to avoid soil-borne Verticillium infection. Plastic mulch is very beneficial in growing heavy yields of firm, fresh eggplants. Timely, careful harvests will also help to maintain a continuous high quality supply.

Average Seed Count: 35 per packet; 6,300 sds./Oz.; 100,000/Lb.


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