Germ 5-14 days
An open-pollinated oriental eggplant variety, imported from Taiwan. Fruits are elongated and slender, averaging 10” long and 1 1/2” to 2” across with a lovely, lavender-purple colored skin and white interior flesh. Bred to be resistant to many diseases, as well as tolerant to wet and hot conditions. A good yielder with fruit weighing about 1/2 lb. each. 30 seeds
Indoors- Start 8-10 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75-80 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18” apart when danger of frost has passed.
Harvest- When fruit is shiny and smooth, before losing its luster.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil, water with compost tea every two weeks and use row cover to give the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Mulch and keep well watered.