One of the most popular Japanese eggplant hybrids sold in markets. This variety is an extra early, productive, and upright grower. The brilliant black-purple fruit is long, growing to over 8" in length. The skin is particularly soft, and the interior flesh is nearly seedless. Good for greenhouse, open field and home garden growing.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 90-120 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 65 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence (75-80ºF minimum). Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Plant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60ºF) in a warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use for tempura, stir-fry, baking, grilling, and pickling. Try it stir-fried with garlic, onion, tomatoes, peppers, and sesame oil.