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60-75 days. This uniform and productive eggplant is ideal for high tunnel or greenhouse cultivation, but also performs exceptionally outdoors. The parthenocarpic trait makes for very few seeds in the tasty, shiny black fruit, and that ability to set fruit without pollination also ensures early and reliable harvests. Healthy, vigorous plants offer plentiful season-long yields, and the firm 7.5” x 3.5” fruit keep well after harvest. BO.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Incredible producer!

I live outside of Portland, started these indoors in mid Feb and transferred out in I believe very early June. I had two plants and it was more than we could eat at once. Never thought I'd be giving away eggplant! It's mid September and there are still small fruits developing. The plant doesn't take up a ton of space, you do need to plan on a few stakes to support the branches once they get heavy w fruit.

No fruit

It was a crazy growing season in the pacific NW and my first attempt at growing eggplant. So between the two, something went wrong. The plant produced a number of blossoms, and a couple almost got to the fruiting stage, but then fall off. Except for our unusual extreme heat wave the end of June, I suspect the weather just wasn't warm enough. I'm eager to try again next year.

Our new favorite

My Italian-born husband considers eggplant to be an essential food-group, so we typically grow 18 plants each summer in our high tunnel. This year, we tried five varieties, including some Italian heirlooms, and Michal was our top performer, hands down. We were still harvesting on Nov. 1 in our zone 7A garden, and the fruits were so lovely - glossy, uniform, blemish-free, with hardly any seeds. We had so much fun cooking with them. These might be the only variety that we grow next year.

Soil Temp for Germ 75–90°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Soil Temp for Transp 65–85°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 2–3'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 200
Seed Life 2 years

Solanum melongena Although the eggplant is a staple in cultures worldwide, this culinary oddity is ignored by far too many American gardeners and deserves a spot in the garden. Eggplants are remarkably versatile, taking on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with. They are very low in calories and fat, high in fiber, a good source of an assortment of minerals, and have a very low glycemic index.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

• Eggplants are heat-loving plants that require a long growing season
• Plants grow best in fertile, well-drained soil; raised beds and black mulch provide extra warmth in the spring
• Use row cover until first blooms appear
• Optimum growth occurs with day temp. of 80-90°F and night temp. of 70+°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow indoors 8-10 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date
• When plants have their second set of true leaves, up-pot them into 3-4 inch pots, 1 per container
• Transplant hardened-off plants when night temperatures are above 50°F
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids, and potato beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Verticillium and Fusarium wilts
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when skin is still smooth and shiny
• Over mature fruit will be soft and seed will begin to darken
• Fruit can be held 7-10 days at 45-55°F and 90-95% humidity

B | Bacterial Wilt
BO | Botrytis, Gray Mold
ToMV | Tomato Mosaic Virus

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