Small size fruits are round in shape and have dark green stripes on the shoulder and white skin on the bottom area. Small eggplants are sweet and tasty. Plants are vigorous and first eggplant harvest can be obtained 40-45 days after transplant.
- Eggplant like warm sunny well drained soil.
- Plant 20″ apart and 4′ between rows.
- Don’t be in a rush to plant. Wait until ground and nights are warm.
- An eggplant planted the end of May will produce sooner than one stunted by cool early May nights.
- Watch for potato bugs. Eggplants are used in tomato fields to attract potato bugs before they get to the tomatoes. A strong spray from the garden hose on a regular basis will wash them away just as effective as spray.
- Fertilize early with a general fertilizer. Over fertilizing will give lots of plant but few fruit.
- Eggplants are great as the centre of a mixed planter. The flowers are fairly large and showy and the plant is 2-3 feet tall straight up.
- Pick the eggplant fairly young for best flavour and smaller seeds.