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Eggplant Seeds - Turkish Orange HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • A truly unique eggplant!
  • Great taste and eye catching color and shape
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Eggplants - Plant Turkish Orange Eggplant Seeds

Native to Turkey, this heirloom produces a small plant with sweet, flavorful, orange eggplants. Small in size, about 3" round, they almost look like an heirloom tomato! Sized for the small garden, one Turkish Orange Eggplant is perfectly proportioned for dinner for two. Sliced, breaded and fried, the orange skin will keep its color and the center will turn wonderfully creamy.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Eggplant Seeds - Turkish Orange
    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:3" round fruits
    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

    How to Grow Turkish Orange Eggplant

    When to Plant Eggplant Seeds

    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.

    Where to Plant Eggplant Seeds

    Choose an area that is well-draining and gets the most sun.

    How to Plant Eggplant Seeds

    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.

    How to Harvest Eggplant

    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.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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