Warm-season Vegetables: How to Grow Eggplant

Warm-season Vegetables: How to Grow Eggplant

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Summer Crops: How to Grow Eggplant
Days to maturity: 62 to 90Light requirement: Full sun Water requirement: Regular Favorites:Oval: Black Beauty, Burpee Hybrid, Casper (a white variety), Diamond, Dusky, Hansel, Florida High Bush, Listada de Gandia, Rosa Bianca, Purple Rain, ZebraAsian: Fairy Tale (good container choice), Farmer’s Long (good container choice), Ichiban, Millionaire, Neon, Pingtung Long
Eggplant(Solanum melongena) Eggplant is one of the most heat-tolerant vegetables around; it shouldn't even be planted outside until the temperature reaches 70 degrees. Once they've been treated to lots of heat and water, though, stand back and watch them rocket up, with huge leaves and glossy fruits ranging from small egg-shaped ones to narrow Japanese varieties and big marbled lavender types. 'Black Beauty' is the old favorite, but keep your eyes peeled for the violet and white 'Blue Marble' or the neon-pink variety that's appropriately called 'Neon'.Where it will grow: Annual in all climatesWater and soil requirements: Well-drained soil and constant moistureLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 2 to 3 feet tallPlanting tips: Space eggplant transplants 2 to 3 feet apart, providing stakes to support the heavy fruits. Feed with a balanced fertilizer according to label instructions before planting and continue to lightly fertilize throughout the growing season. Harvest ripe eggplants before the glossy skin dulls to a matte finish.See how to grow eggplant

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