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Diamond Eggplant

Diamond Eggplant

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Solanum melongena var esculentum

70 days — 'Diamond' has plants that reach about two feet tall and bear beautiful, dark purple fruits that are best harvested when they reach six to nine inches in length.  The flesh is pale green, mild, and rarely bitter.

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. 
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Planting Instructions: This is a tropical plant and needs warm weather to thrive. A warm growing season of 100 days or more is optimal. They do best in fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8.

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.