Eggplant (Italian)


Glossy black fruit in the classic bell shape, 5 ½-6 ½” long by 3-3 ½” in diameter. Good flavor.

Plant outside in late spring or early summer when the chance of cold weather has passed.

Planting Instructions: Plant 18” apart in rows 30-36” apart. Eggplants require fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.2-6.8. Do not over fertilize with nitrogen, which can result in large, bushy plants that produce only one small set of fruit. Plants may be pruned and staked.

Light Preference: Sun

Harvest: Pick the first fruit about 70 days after planting. Clip fruit stem with shears. Pick regularly to encourage further production.