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EGGPLANT Red Square

Solanum melongena

Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: 30

Fine flavoured glossy red violet square fruit 10-12 cm long on a bushy spreading plant to 80 cm. Very prolific. Pinching out the tips again at 38-40cm will encourage fruit formation. Pick fruit while the skin is still shiny and firm.

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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