Eggplant

Michal Eggplant Organic

Michal Eggplant Organic

EG334

60-75 days. This uniform and productive eggplant is ideal for high tunnel or greenhouse cultivation, but also performs exceptionally outdoors. The parthenocarpic trait makes for very few seeds in the tasty, shiny black fruit, and that ability to set fruit without pollination also ensures early and reliable harvests. Healthy, vigorous plants offer plentiful season-long yields, and the firm fruit keep well after harvest. BO.
Also available as a plant.

   Hybrid Variety
  • EG334/L
  • 25 seeds Organic
  • $6.95

  • EG334/M
  • 100 seeds Organic
  • $22.75

  • EG334/N
  • 250 seeds Organic
  • $39.55

  • EG334G1
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $58.25

  • EG334G2
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $102.40
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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