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Organic Non-GMO Eggplant Seeds::Organic Snowy Eggplant

Organic Snowy Eggplant  Organic Non-GMO Snowy Eggplant - Elegant snow-white eggplant with a medium to thick skin and delicate sweet flavor. Snowy’s texture is firmer and meatier than most, holding up well in cooking. Fruits average 2.5 x 7” with a green calyx. Plants are upright and sturdy. Widely adapted. (Solanum melongena)

Days to maturity: 60 days
SKU Description Our price
2472A 1/64 OZ $2.75
2472B 1/16 OZ $10.65
2472C 1/4 OZ $21.55
2472D 1 OZ $50.40
2472E 1/4 LB $150.50

Unit Size
Quantity
   
Item Code Variety Name Heirloom DTM Color Shape Length Yield Standout Characteristics
2466 Little Finger   60 purple petite, slender 3-6" med very slender and petite, thin skin, tender fruit, few seeds, mildly sweet flavor, intended to be harvested young
2472 Snowy   60 white slender 7" med medium-thick skin, firm textures, holds well in cooking, delicate and sweet flavor, widely adapted, upright plant habit
2470 Black Beauty   65 dark purple bell-shaped 5-6" high high yielding, no spines, slight ribbing, medium-thick skin, 1-3lbs, glossy
2467 Ping Tung Long 70 purple long, slender 12-18" high Asian, disease tolerant, prolific, yields up to 20 fruits per plant, stress-tolerant, very tender skin, plants benefit from support
2471 Diamond   70 dark purple teardrop 6-8" high early OP Italian eggplant with slender, attractive fruits; creamy texture with mild flavor and no bitterness; prolific even in short growing seasons
2475 Rosa Bianca 73 purple/white bulbous 4-5" med/low Sicilian, mild and creamy taste, few seeds, no bitterness, does best with warm nights
2473 Traviata F1   80 dark purple teardrop 6" high Italian, no spines, abundant fruit, sets throughout season, upright plants, uniform
2476 Falcon F1   85 dark purple teardrop 6-7" high Italian, compact plants, long harvest window, glossy, good for field crops or high tunnel
2474 Listada di Gandia   85 purple/white egg-shaped 6-8" high Italian, attractive, petite fruits, very productive, tender and tasty, medium-thin skin

Organic Eggplants - Growing Information

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Eggplant
Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a warm season tender annual in the Solanaceae family which includes peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, potatoes and ground cherries. Eggplant types include the familiar Italian type and the long and slender Asian type with a thinner skin that doesn’t need to be peeled. Colors range from deep purple to blushing lavender to stripes of orange and green.
Soil  and Nutrient Requirements
Deep well drained sandy loam with pH 6.5-6.8 is best. Eggplants are heavy feeders. Plants are sensitive to nitrogen; if over fertilized, they will grow excessive foliage and produce less fruit. Use a high phosphorous starter.
Position
Full sun
Seeding Depth
¼”
Plant Spacing
18-24”
Row Spacing
30-36” or 24” double rows on beds with 4-6’ centers.
When to Sow
Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°F. Seeds can be sown thickly into flats and then planted into cell trays or containers after true leaves appear. Plant outdoors when daytime temperatures are at least 65°F and night time temperatures are above 50°F. Plastic mulch and floating row cover may be used to increase soil and air temperatures and ward off insects.
Frost Tolerant
No. Eggplants are very sensitive to cold temperatures, even more so than their close relatives, peppers and tomatoes.
Drought Tolerant
 Eggplants will tolerate dry conditions, but do best with irrigation especially during flowering and fruit set.
Heat Tolerant
Yes
Seed Specs
5,500-7,500 seeds/oz (6,500 avg). M=1,000
Seeding Rate
7,260 plants/acre using 24” plant spacing in 24” double rows with 6’ centers.
Harvest
Harvest eggplants when skin is glossy and thumbprint will not leave an impression, if seeds are brown fruit is over-ripe. Regular harvest increases production of fruit.
Storage
Store at 50-55ºF and 90% relative humidity. Will keep quality for up to one week. 
Pest Info
  • Frequent scouting for Colorado Potato Beetles is recommended as both adults and larvae can quickly defoliate plants. Crop rotation, control of solanaceous weeds, barrier trenches between old and new plantings, trap cropping, use of straw mulch or row cover can delay or reduce CPB pressure.
  • If plants are flowering but failing to set fruit, the culprit (at least in northern regions) is likely to be the tarnished plant bug, which particularly appreciates the sap of eggplant and pepper flowers. Consider planting under row cover, or where this is impractical, using a spray containing one or more of the following: Beauveria bassiana (see Naturalis™ in the Supplies section) pyrethrum, neem oil, or an insecticidal soap. 
  •  Row cover is also effective against flea beetles, which eat small holes in the leaves and can be particularly damaging to young seedlings.  Under light insect pressure and good growing conditions, strong plants usually outgrow the damage.
Disease Info
  • In soils containing the Verticillium wilt fungi (Verticillium albo-atrum and Verticillium dahliae), long crop rotations must be practiced to reduce severity of the disease.  Avoid soils that have grown peppers, tomatoes and strawberries. Disease starts with yellow blotches appearing on the leaves, which then wilt and drop off, exposing the fruit to sunburn.
  • White mold (Sclerotina sclerotiorum) is a fungal disease which produces water-soaked lesions on the fruit and causes rotting of stem.  Entire branches of the plant will wilt and then die. White mold is typically found in areas of poor drainage. Prevention includes increasing plant spacing to promote good air flow and improving the soil’s capacity to absorb water through raised beds or building organic matter over time.




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