New York Improved Eggplant
Certified Organic Seed
A gorgeous heirloom eggplant; standard market type.
We love New York heirlooms, especially when they are as good as this. Standard market eggplant: black, taught, shiny skin; dense flesh; loads of fruits. The plants are some-what compact and stand up well to the heavy load of fruits. This variety dates back to the mid-1800s.
|25 Seeds||$3.85||Out of Stock|
|75 Seeds||$7.75||Out of Stock|
|225 Seeds||$11.30||Out of Stock|
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant 24" apart once danger of frost has passed and soil is warm--usually 2-3 weeks after last frost. Cover immediately with row cover, as flea beetles love to devour eggplant leaves. Eggplants want heat; choose your sunniest spot for them. Give them ample water, drip irrigation is best. Harvest when fruit have reached 4-6" in diameter and prepare like any Italian eggplant.
|Days to Germination||10 to 14 days|
|Days to Maturity||65 days from transplant|
|Planting Depth||¼ inch|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||30 to 36 inches|
|Height at Maturity||18 to 24 inches|
|Width at Maturity||24 to 30 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|