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Turkish Orange Eggplant Seeds

Turkish Orange Eggplant Seeds

SKU: EG05

If you love eggplant and you like unique heirloom varieties, look no further! This variety produces 4″ round, deep orange fruits that resembles oranges hanging on a small tree! Beautiful green streaks add character with a flavor that is a bit softer than a traditional eggplant.

 

This variety is soft and buttery when cooked or fried. The seeds are smaller and less noticeable which gives this variety a desirable texture for cooking.

 

The richest flavored eggplant variety in the world.

 

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 80-90F until seedlings emerge and maintain soil temperature at 70F 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 60F for about a week before planting out. Transplant outdoors early spring once the weather has thoroughly settled. Eggplants are tender, and cold weather may weaken them. In the high heat summer, they will tend to drop leaves and stop producing. Ensure they have afternoon shade.

 

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.

 

Eggplants require fertile, well-drained soil but too much nitrogen often results in large, bushy plants that produce only one small set of fruit.

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    Approximate Seed Count: 20 *filled by weight
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95F

    Germination Time: 10 - 15 days
  • Maturity Date: 75 days

  • Planting Instructions for Starting Indoors

    start indoors 4-6 weeks before consistant 60F temperatures
  • Plant Spacing: 10 inches

$3.49Price
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