250 Long Purple Eggplant Seeds Heirloom

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250 Long Purple Eggplant Seeds Heirloom + Gift

Long Purple is an Italian heirloom eggplant that produces dark purple cucumber-shaped fruit with firm mild flesh. This variety produces good yields, especially in northern climates! Plants will typically produce more than 4 fruits of 9" size with harvest beginning in 70 to 80 days.

***EGGPLANT GROWING GUIDE BELOW***


All Of Our Vegetable Seeds Are Heirloom And Organic Unless Otherwise Stated. Organic seeds will be stated as such in item title and item description. All Seeds We Carry Are Either For The Current Growing Season Or For The Next Growing Season To Come Which Is Why Our Seeds Have Such A High Germination Rate And Will Last For Years If Stored Properly. We Do Not Sell Old Seeds. Our Heirloom Seeds Are All Gathered And Packaged By Hand So No Weed Seeds Or Anything Other Than What You Ordered Will Be In Your Seed Packets. We Do Not Carry Any Gmo Or Altered Seeds.


All Seeds Come In A 2X3 Resealable Plastic Zip Lock Bag, Shipped In A Protective Bubble Mailer. If You Have Any Questions You Can Message Us At Any Time.

EGGPLANT GROWING GUIDE

Sowing: Though gardeners with long growing seasons will be able to direct sow their eggplant seed when the soil reaches 70 degrees F, starting the seed indoors is best in most areas. About 8-10 weeks before the last expected spring frost, plant these long purple eggplant seeds in pots 1/4" deep. Keep them in a sunny window or under a grow light, maintaining a temperature of around 80 degrees. Germination of eggplant can be spotty, and may take several weeks. Keep the seedlings moist and provide organic matter for the best development. Gradually expose them to the elements by leaving the pots outdoors during the day. When the average air and soil temperature reach 70 degrees, or about 3 weeks after the last frost, plant the seedlings in well drained soil in full sun; for fullest growth, allow each plant 2-3' in all directions. Eggplant also grows very well in container gardens; most northern gardeners depend on this method in order to succeed in growing this heat loving plant.

Growing: Eggplant thrives in the full heat of summer; row covers, black plastic, or other methods to conserve heat may be necessary in some climates. If temperatures threaten to fall below 55 degrees F, cover the plants. As soon as the seedlings become established, mulch them to conserve moisture and control weeds. Keep the soil evenly moist, and apply fertilizer or organic matter once monthly.

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