Solanum melongena (75 days) F-1 hybrid. Asian eggplant features beautiful elongated cylindrical curved 12x1½" off-white fruits. The most productive variety in our 2013 trial averaged 4 per plant, with significant ripening around Sept. 4 and 70% maturity before frost. Our trialers noted its “creamy nice texture,” “good mild flavor,” with “slight non-bitter aftertaste,” “moderately chewy skin” and sweetness. One observed that its sharper-than-expected flavor sweetens when fried. ③
3682 Pure White
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Days to maturity are from date of transplanting.
0.2 gram packet is about 33-43 seeds.
Culture: Growing eggplant can be a challenge in the north. Start indoors in early spring. Minimum germination temperature is 60°, optimal range 75–90°. Transplant after all danger of frost. They resent wind, will not set fruit in cold or very hot temperatures or in drought. We recommend irrigation and using row covers and IRT mulch. We recommend irrigation and using row covers and 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.
Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) Cultural controls: Rotation, control solanaceous weeds such as horse nettle, rapid flaming, suction devices, hand-picking if beetle pressure is low, mulch before adults arrive. Material controls: Surround, Spinosad For more info on CPB, click here.
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.