DAYS TO HARVEST
75-90 from transplant
1/4″ deep. Sow approximately 6-8 weeks before last frost in green house. It is best if green house temperatures do not drop below 65 degrees. Heating mats and plastic covering over tables can help keep warmth and moisture in. Transplant outside 2-3 weeks after last frost. In the North East, it is traditional to plant warm weather crops on or after Memorial Day. Eggplant can be transplanted 1-2 weeks earlier if kept under row cover (which may be advisable while plants are small to prevent flea beetle damage).
Prefers a slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.5-6.8. Spraying with compost tea at transplant is recommended.
Eggplant is a warmer weather crop and will NOT tolerate frost.
Remove fruits when they are 4-5″ long and fruit is still firm.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS