Pick 50mm round green or red fruit, can be bitter when too old. Asian variety called Hmong Red, used in stir fry, also used in flower arrangements.
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|