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Eggplant Seeds - Long Purple HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Clusters of long, purple fruits up to 12 Inches
  • 75 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

The Long Purple is just as its name implies. Excellent for slicing and a great cultivar for Italian dishes like lasagna. Plant Long Purple Eggplant seeds and enjoy a bountiful harvest of 8+ delicious eggplants per plant.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Eggplant Seeds - Long Purple
    Botanical Name:Solanum melongena
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Edible Fruit, Nightshade Family
    Features:Heirloom, Drought Tolerant, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:10-12" x 2.5X
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Spacing:18-24 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Eggplant seeds germinate at temperatures between 60 and 95 degrees F.
    • Most areas will require seeds to be started indoors, 8-10 weeks before your last frost in the spring.

    How to Grow:

    • Sow eggplant seeds small pots, ¼ inch deep.
    • Water, cover loosely with a plastic bag or a plastic seedling flat cover to retain moisture
    • Place them in a warm area, as a good amount of heat if preferred.
    • Keep the seedlings moist, and you’ll likely see condensation on the plastic. If not, lightly mist the seeds to prevent dislodging them.
    • They can germinate without extra heat, but will take additional time.
    • Germination takes generally 7-14 days, and then you’ll remove the plastic and place the pots under bright lights or by a bright window.
    • Transplanting to larger pots is sometimes necessary before you’ll be ready to bring them outside.
    • Continue to keep them moist as they grow for the next 8-10 weeks until soil temperatures outside reach about 60 degrees F.
    • Harden off the seedlings, and then plant in your garden.
    • Eggplants may require staking to keep them upright while growing.

    When to Harvest:

    • Harvest when skin looks glossy. At this point the fruit will likely stop growing larger – about 2-3 months after initial planting, depending on variety.
    • Cut the eggplant off its vine with some shears. It should only have a short stem once removed.

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