80 days. This Iraqi eggplant produces huge, tear drop shaped, dark purple fruit. They are sweet and tender, good for grilling or baking.
Minimum of 25 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches
Row Spacing: 2-3 feet
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Requires soil temperatures of 80-90 degrees F to germinate so use of a heat mat is recommended. Transplant when all danger of frost has passed and temperatures stay warm. Make sure to check your nighttime temperatures as anything below 60 could stunt the growth of the plant. It is better to keep them indoors until nighttime temperatures warm. If you are in a cooler zone, eggplants do best in a greenhouse.