For best result sow in greenhouse in April. Sow direct in soil after frosts in May - June. Distance between plants 50 x 35 cm. Hight of plants 20 - 50 cm. Harvesting in July - September.
In package 1 g (aprox. 230 seeds)
Light requirements: Full sun.
Planting: Space 24 to 36 inches apart.
Soil requirements: Eggplants need well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Amend soil with 3 to 5 inches of compost or other organic matter prior to planting.
Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season.
Frost-fighting plan: A light frost damages plants (28º F to 32º F). Temperatures below 50º F stop growth and cause fruit not to set. If a surprise late spring frost comes into the forecast, protect newly planted seedlings with a frost blanket.
Common issues: Blossom end rot can develop when soil moisture is erratic. Eggplant needs heat. In cold regions, planting in black pots can help warm soil and provide necessary heat to jump-start growth. Plants drop flowers when daytime temps soar above 90º F, nights are below 50º F, or drought stresses plants.
Harvesting: Pick when skin is glossy; dull fruit indicates over-ripeness. Both under-and over-ripe fruit tastes bitter.