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Eggplant  Violetta Lunga

Solanum melongena


Eggplant, Melanzana Violetta Lunga   Mid-early.  Vigorous plant and very productive.  Long, deep purple fruit of medium dimension.  Grown all over Italy.  Classic rich eggplant taste. For many this has been a mainstay eggplant--very easy to grow and VERY productive. lots of beautiful long fruits with a sweet nutty flavor over a long period.  his is a fairly good grower if you like smaller, thin eggplants. It does well in areas with short summers.  65-70 days.





Plant life cycle: annual

Site: Full sun

Days to maturity 65-70 days

Sowing: 1/4" deep

Plant spacing: 30-36"
Approx seeds per pkt : 50


How to grow :



Eggplants require fertile, well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.2-6.8. Sow seed in flats indoors during early spring, or 6-8 weeks prior to planting outdoors. Sow 4 seeds/in., ¼" deep, and maintain soil temperature at 80-90°F (27-32°C) until emergence and 70°F (21°C) thereafter.


Seed will not germinate in cool soil. After true leaves form, thin to 2-3" apart in flats or transplant into 2-3" pots or plug trays. To harden plants, reduce water and temperature to about 60°F (16°C) for about a week before planting out. Transplant outdoors late spring or early summer once the weather has thoroughly settled.


Eggplants are tender, and cold weather may weaken them. Use row covers for a boost in performance and insect control. Remove when plants reach the covers or when blossoms first appear. Space transplants 18" apart in rows 30-36" apart, or 2 rows on plastic mulch, 18-24" between plants. It is important to be mindful of over-fertility. Too much nitrogen often results in large, bushy plants that produce only one small set of fruit.


Eggplants may be pruned and staked to keep the fruits straight. 



Clip fruit stem with shears. Pick fruits of desired size regularly to encourage further production.

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