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65 days. Whether you're looking for a pickling or just a good, all-around eggplant, this variety is an excellent choice. The glossy-skinned, bright purple eggplants are prime at 9 inches long and 1-2 inches wide. Vigorous plants provide early and steady production of the slightly curved fruit with a sweet, never bitter flavor.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Amelia W.
Best eggplant EVER!

Let me start by saying that I have never been a fan of eggplant. This varietal was just too beautiful not to try for a season, and it'll now be a permanent part of my veggie garden.

I grew 4 plants indoors and transplanted in late May in Denver, CO. These plants have been through one light frost and one monster hailstorm, and you'd never know (while some of my other veggies just kicked it). In 2 1/2 months, I've harvested about 10 eggplants and they're about to give a second big flush.

The texture of these eggplants is so creamy, and SO delicious. I've made them several ways stir fried, roasted, and broiled and they come out perfect every time. You won't regret growing these.

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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