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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: 30
Tsakoniki is the most famous of the Greek heirloom eggplants that produces long cylindrical fruit 22-24 cm long, striped in purple and white with very tender and sweet flesh.
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
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.