70-78 day. Prosperosa is a wonderful eggplant. Baseball to softball sized purple fruits with white shoulders. It is good just sauteed in olive oil, but makes for excellent eggplant parmesan or curry as well. Petite plants that are very prolific and do well even in cooler climates. This is an excellent multi-purpose eggplant.
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'm giving this variety four stars rather than five due to the fact that my plants haven't produced as many eggplants as other varieties. However, because I like the beautiful fruit and the taste, I'd still recommend this variety. I've never had an issue with pests or disease in the three years I've grown them.
This princely plant has great, beautiful, velvety leaves with a blue-violet sheen that makes it as beautiful as any datura. I wish I could send you a photo, because even though it is only now setting fruit, it is well worth its keep!