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Louisiana Long Green Eggplant Seeds

Louisiana Long Green Eggplant Seeds

SKU: EG04
$2.49Price

Louisiana Long Green Eggplant is a southern variety that produces extra sweet, long and slender fruits on tall, prolific plants. Downright non-bitter, these mild tender-skin Eggplants are velvety, pale lime-green with creamy-white flesh that is meaty and full-flavored.

 

Pick them when they are slightly immature, before they are 9" long, for their texture and flavor. 

 

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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