80-90 day. This is a beautiful eggplant. Mostly fuchsia to purple in color with white stripes, it is really a show stopper. And it roasts up beautifully, with medium sized tear drop shaped eggplants. Truly a multi-purpose eggplant, good for eggplant parmesan, roasted eggplant, or any way you like to cook them.
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.
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Started these seeds last January and shared seedlings with my neighbors. In August we were both blessed with a wealth of beautiful eggplants. Truly a miracle of nature. Vigorous plants, no insect damage, rabbits did enjoying gnawing on the young seedlings, but eventually they recovered and bore fruit.