Old standard, purplish-black smooth oval fruit to 160mm, fine flavour, bushy spreading plant to 80cm., does well in southern areas. 72-85 days.
From India, developed in Spain in 16th century. Growing conditions as for tomato, though Eggplant needs a longer growing season, treat as perennial in warmer climates, annual in cooler areas. Can sow indoors up to 8 weeks before transplanting, harden for one week by taking off heat and put in full sun. Picking regularly encourages production. Sow early spring.
200-250 seeds per gram
Eggplant planting information:
|Plant space cm:||50-80|
|Row space cm:||80-90|
|Best soil temp:||24-32 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||200-250|
|Rate per hectare:||250g|
|Average days to maturity:||90-110|