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EGGPLANT Early Long Purple (Heirloom)

Solanum melongena

Stock: Available

$3.60

Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: Approx 40

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An heirloom Italian type eggplant (Aubergine) with dark purple fruits that can grow to 25cn long and 8 cm wide.
An early producing variety that produces excellent fruit in around 10 weeks that can be used in stews, sauces, baked, fried, stuffed or grilled.

Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well composted and free draining. Requires full sun and a long growing season. Perennial in the tropics but generally grown as an annual in temperate zones.

Tropical: Year Round 
Temperate: Sring to Early Summer
Cold: Spring

Sow: 6mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 60-75cm
Row space: 60-75cm
Maturity: 6-10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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