Growing Eggplant

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Solanum melongena var. esculentum

Seed

Eggplant

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 6500
Ounces per square foot: 0.001
Minimum legal germination rate: 60%
Germination type: Extra-long Germinating seeds

Notes
When you grow Eggplant, it's important to remember that it is a very tender plant. It requires a long warm growing season. Eggplant should not be planted until the danger of frost as passed.

The eggplant is most likely a native of India and has been cultivated for a long time. It is a member of the nightshade family, making it a close relative of the tomato, pepper, and potato.

The Eggplant is used in pleasing dishes that make this vegetable highly desired.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 18
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): Cover with seeds
Maximum number of plants per square foot: .5
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 70-77
Harvesting period (days): 91
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .5

Cultural

Diseases: Bacterial wilt, Phomopsis blight, Verticillium wilt.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder)

Eggplant Lace Bug, Colorado Potato Beetle, Flea Beetle, Spider Mites

Varieties

Antigua, Apple Green, Black Beauty, Fengyuan Purple, Florida High Bush, Listada de Gandia, Little Fingers, Long Purple, Pingtung Long, Prosperosa, Rosa Bianca, Rosita, Round Mauve

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