EGGPLANT 'FLORIDA MARKET' HEIRLOOM SEEDS

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Very large plant that produces large purple, bell-shaped fruit. This is an old market variety and an excellent type for temperate and subtropical climates. Take care when picking as fruit has nasty spikes on its neck that more or less tell you to leave them alone.

When to Plant

Zone 1: September–November

Zone 2: August–December

Zone 3: August–March

Zone 4: Any time 

Soil

A couple of weeks prior to planting, prepare the soil by incorporating a high level of organic matter, such as compost and well-rotted animal manure.

Soil pH Level 6.0–7.0

Position

Choose a sunny, hot position in free-draining soil. Eggplant will appreciate the heat.

How to Plant

Propagate in seed trays. Then transplant the seedlings into the veggie patch. Eggplant are suitable for larger pots, but prefer an in-ground veggie patch.

Spacing 40–60 cm Depth 0.5 - 1cm

Companion Plants Cucumber

Approximate no. of seeds 25-30

Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination

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