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Long Purple Eggplant

Long Purple Eggplant

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Long Purple
Solanum melongena var esculentum

80 days — 'Long Purple' is an Italian-type eggplant. The plants reach twenty-four to thirty inches tall and produce four or more fruit that are dark purple, two and one-half inches in diameter and eight to ten inches in length. 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.