Eggplants originated in India and were brought to Europe by Arabs in the 13th Century. They were actively cultivated in Italy by 1550 and sometimes referred to as "Madapple" due to the alleged ill effects of eating the skin. This sturdy, early variety will produce dozens of finger sized white fruit, if your fingers are exceptionally large. You can plant as many as 3 plants in a large container and harvest fruit throughout the summer. 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.