Solanum melongena var esculentum
Originally obtained from Ukraine by the Seed Savers Exchange in 1993, 'Diamond' is a good choice for home or market use.
Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 25 seeds.
Start seeds indoors eight weeks prior to transplanting. Sow ¼ inch deep in sterile potting mix. Keep moist. Germination temperature is near 80ºF.
Harden off plants before transplanting outside but make sure they are above 60ºF. After the night temperatures are above 55ºF, transplant 12 to 18 inches apart in rows three feet apart.
Harvest the fruit when they are young as they get seedy with age.
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