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Good for short seasons! Jade Sweet Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a high yielding heirloom from Australia. Attractive fruits with apple-green skin are large and superb tasting. A terrific meat substitute — it’s delicious roasted in the oven or grilled over a bed of coals. (77 days)
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.