Your Weekly Electronic Gardening Guide
Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Solanum melongena var. esculentum
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
2 to 3 weeks after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
75-90 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
62-90 days from transplant
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
flea beetles, spider mites, Colorado potato beetles, tomato hornworms
anthracnose, verticillium wilt, phomopsis blight
when fruits are 4 to 5 inches long with shiny skin; dull skin indicates overripeness
eggplants thrive on heat; they should not be set out in the garden until the daytime temperatures reach 65-75 degrees F.
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