65-75 days. Long, thin, dark lavender fruit, this heirloom from Taiwan is hardy, vigorous and fairly disease resistant.
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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I've grown this Taiwanese eppplant for years. It has very few seeds (unlike most Japanese varieties), is never bitter, and makes great: pizza topping, stir-fry ingredient, and easy ratatouille since you don't need to peel it