Eggplant

Prosperosa Eggplant

Prosperosa Eggplant

EG331

75 days. A knock-out of an eggplant! This Italian heirloom forms a gorgeous, deep purple fruit with a pleated top that shows just a touch of cream color peeking out from the stem end. The 4-5 inch fruit are meaty and mild flavored with a texture that lends itself to all your gourmet eggplant dishes. Eclipsing most other varieties in our eggplant trials, the tall, vigorous plants are outstanding adorned with these shapely, eye-catching fruit.
Also available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 25 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • EG331/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $3.25

  • EG331/P
  • 200 seeds
  • $6.55

  • EG331/B
  • 500 seeds
  • $11.95
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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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Great Eggplant
May 18, 2012  |  By Yonason
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productive, tough, and delicious. Fruits range from baseball to grapefruit size, and occasionally larger. My first this year was about 2.8 pounds, so large I only had room for one slice at a time in my frying pan. It's a very impressive variety - hands down, my favorite eggplant.