Mild, dark purple, slender fruit, with a superb flavor and firm flesh. Becoming popular with market growers and home gardeners, this eggplant variety from the Ukraine was collected by Seed Savers Exchange in 1993. (70 days)
Each packet contains approximately 25-35 seeds.
Start seed indoors 8 to 12 weeks prior to the last frost of spring. Surface sow and keep moist until sprouts appear, which can take up to 3 weeks. Transplant into the garden when weather has settled and soil is warm. Provide rich, well composted soil and ample moisture. Space plants 18-inches apart.
Note: Days to maturity are based on transplants, and are approximate. Most species of eggplant are from India or Africa, which indicates these plants prefer heat.