Eggplant - Mixed Fingers - Solanum melongena
Tender Annual An equal combination of prolific Green, White and Purple slim varieties. Eggplant is native to Asia and can be prepared grilled, baked, roasted, pickled, mashed or dried for rich complex flavors. The seeds are not color coded.
Soil and Water: Well-drained, warm soil in PH range 6.0-6.8 (raised beds work well), with added organic matter. Fruits develop best with generous watering and even soil moisture. Protect from chill.
Planting and Growing: Direct seed after the last frost or start indoors as transplants 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plants will benefit from mulching to conserve moisture and control weeds. Stakes for support may be needed if the plants become heavy with fruit.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when bright and shiny, as dull skin indicates that seeds have begun to form. Early and regular harvesting will encourage continued production. Cut fruits, leaving some stem attached.
Did You Know? Eggplant is native to India and is a relative of tomatoes, potatoes and tobacco.
Soil Temperature: 75°F
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 24"-36"
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
3 x 4 x 0.5 inches.