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Originally from Eastern Europe, Diamond Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a real gem with home and market gardeners! Dark purple fruits grow up to 9 inches long and have firm, meaty flesh. Tasty and popular — rarely bitter! (70 days) Learn about Growing Eggplant here.
Each packet contains approximately 25-35 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 8-12 weeks prior to the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed. Space plants 18-24 inches apart in raised beds or double rows 2-3 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and fertile soil with lots of organic matter.
To harvest large fruits, remove most of the side shoots and select two or three fruits to develop on one plant. For smaller fruits, allow the plants to develop naturally. Harvest while fruit is young and shiny for best flavor. Cut fruits from the plants with one inch of stem attached.