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Annina Bell-shaped Eggplant - Organic

(64 days in unheated tunnel, 72 days open field) F-1 hybrid. Annina’s slightly curved extended-teardrop shape is covered with purple and lavender streaks with emanations of ivory and light pink. From the ½ lb, 5" baby size to the 1½ lb, 8" premiums, the glossy gorgeous skin and cream-white flesh are irresistible. We found the open field trial productivity on par with high-bar setters Galine and Diamond, a welcome surprise from a dual-purpose inside-outside variety. The healthy upright structure and thornless light green calyx add to this showcase of thoughtful breeding: rugged and bountiful for OG growing, picker-friendly, nice “half-long” size, and so stunning you just have to show everyone. Also, trials manager Heron could not resist a variety with the same name as his “super-duper” niece.


3679 Annina - Organic
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A: 20 seeds for $7.20  
B: 100 seeds for $30.00  
C: 200 seeds for $52.00  
D: 500 seeds for $108.00   ($102.60)
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Eggplant

Solanum melongena

Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.
0.2 gram packet ~48 seeds, 0.4 gram packet ~96 seeds.

Culture: Despite some help from a changing climate, growing eggplant remains a challenge in the north. We recommend raised beds, row covers and plastic or IRT mulch. Our selections are the most reliable producers we’ve found, yet some seasons even our skilled trialers get only sparse production of ripe fruits some seasons.

Minimum germination temperature is 60°, optimal range 75–90°. Some varieties require fluctuating day and night temperatures.

Disease: V = Verticillium

Pest: Colorado Potato Beetle
Cultural controls: rotation, control solanaceous weeds such as horse nettle, rapid flaming, suction devices, hand-picking if pressure is low, mulch before adults arrive.
Materials: Spinosad
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