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Florida Market Eggplant

Florida Market Eggplant

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Florida Market
Solanum melongena var esculentum

78 to 90 days — The plants grow very tall (up to thirty-eight inches), and produce large (up to nine inches long), glossy, dark almost blackish-purple colored, oval to teardrop-shaped fruits. A popular variety in the Southern United States.

'Florida Market' possesses resistance to Phomopsis, tipover, and bottle neck. It was developed by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station at Gainesville and released by Atlas Seed in 1948. 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.