Eggplant

Aubergin

Solanum melongena – Solanaceae

Description

Height – 24 inches
Spread – 3 to 4 feet
Root Depth – 4 to 7 feet
Hardiness – Very tender
Exposure – Full sun

Planting

Depth – 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Extensive Spacing
  In Row – Spacing between plants within row in inches
  Between Rows – Spacing between rows in inches
Intensive Spacing – 1 per square foot

Direct Seed – Not normally direct planted
  Spring – n/a
  Fall – n/a

Transplant
  Spring Inside – From 8 weeks prior to last expected frost to 4 weeks prior to last expected frost
  Spring Outside – From 1 week after last expected to 3 weeks after last expected frost
  Fall Inside – n/a
  Fall Outside – n/a

Succession – Not required

Requirements

Germination – 65°F to 85°F
Growth
  Soil – 75°F to 85°F
  Air – Day, 70°F to 85°F; Night, 65°F to 75°F
pH – 5.5 to 6.5
Watering – Heavy, 1 1/2″ per week
Fertilizer – Heavy feeder, one main application of fertilizer and supplemental applications once every 2 weeks.

Duration

Germination – 6 to 14 days
Maturity – 10 weeks
Harvest – Until frost

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