Growing Japanese Eggplant - Knowledgebase Question

Kinston, NC
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Question by rwrulle1
July 13, 1998
What is, and how do I grow Japanese eggplant in eastern North Carolina? What type of soil is best and what diseases are apt to be a problem?

Answer from NGA
July 13, 1998
Burpee carries an Oriental eggplant called 'Millionaire'. It differs from other eggplant in that it grows long, slender fruits, rather than the traditional oval shaped fruits. Eggplant needs a long, warm season to mature and grows best in a well-draining, fertile soil. Prepare your garden bed by incorporating some compost, aged-manure, or leaf mold. Then plant your seeds as soon as the soil warms up in the spring to provide a long, warm season for the plants to develop and mature fruits.

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