Eggplant Culture - Knowledgebase Question

Texarkana, TX
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Question by sherr344
December 30, 1997
I like the Purple Blush eggplant offered in the 1998 catalogue. What are the soil, temperature and light requirements for this plant?

Answer from NGA
December 30, 1997
Eggplants have the same cultural requirements that tomatoes have; full sun (8-10 hours a day), water when the top of the soil dries and water deeply so all the roots get their fair share of moisture. The bush grows 2-3 feet high so make sure there's enough space between plants as you sow your seeds.

Each of the little purple flowers is a potential eggplant, and you can expect to begin harvesting about two months after the blossoms show.

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