Eggplant

Bride Eggplant

Bride Eggplant

EG333

75 days. This enchanting Oriental eggplant has white skin with a purple blush. The flesh inside is tender and white. Delectable 7-8 inch fruit are slender and straight, and are a perfect marriage with marinated vegetables on shish kebabs. Plants are sturdy, compact, and bear 2-3 fruit per cluster. B.
Also available as a plant.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 25 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • EG333/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $3.05

  • EG333/P
  • 250 seeds
  • $4.25

  • EG333/B
  • 500 seeds
  • $7.45

  • EG333C1
  • 1M seeds
  • $10.35

  • EG333C2
  • 5M seeds
  • $30.00
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
75-90°F5-171/4"65-85°F12-18"2-3'70%2 years≈ 25High


Solanum melongena Although the eggplant is a staple in cultures worldwide, this culinary oddity is ignored by far too many American gardeners and deserves a spot in the garden. Eggplants are remarkably versatile, taking on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with. They are very low in calories and fat, high in fiber, a good source of an assortment of minerals, and have a very low glycemic index.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

Culture
• Eggplants are heat-loving plants that require a long growing season
• Plants grow best in fertile, well-drained soil; raised beds and plastic mulch (black or silver) provide extra warmth in the spring
• Use row cover until first blooms appear
• Optimum growth occurs with day temp. of 80-90°F and night temp. of 70+°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow indoors 8-10 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date
• When plants have their second set of true leaves, up-pot them into 3-4 inch pots, 1 per container
• Transplant hardened-off plants when night temperatures are above 50°F
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids, and potato beetles
Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
Common diseases: Verticillium and Fusarium wilts
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when skin is still smooth and shiny
• Over mature fruit will be soft and seed will begin to darken
• Fruit can be held 7-10 days at 45-55°F and 90-95% humidity

KEY TO EGGPLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
B | Bacterial Wilt
BO | Botrytis, Gray Mold
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Community Jane
Dec 25, 2017  |  By Jane Malin
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We grew this eggplant for the first time this summer. Once the weather cooled a little in the fall, it took off and was very prolific until we had a frost. The fruits were perfect for slicing and stir fries. This is going to be a permanent variety in our garden.