Aswad Eggplant (Solanum melongena)
A prolific Iraqi heirloom yielding an abundance of large, teardrop-shaped fruits weighing up to 3 pounds. Deep purple skin with sweet, tender flesh that is delicious grilled or baked. Robust plants are 2-4 feet tall.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 90 days
- Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 75-85F to germinate. Heating mat is recommended. Keep moist.
- Harden off and transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed.
- Space plants 18-24” apart; space rows 3-4' apart.