Long Purple Eggplant Seeds (Royal Brand Seeds)
Long Purple is an heirloom eggplant that produces dark purple cucumber-shaped fruit with firm mild flesh.
It is a standard variety produced by Royal Seeds Company.
Characteristics of Long Purple Eggplant Seeds:
- Good quality fruits with a good market demand
- Tall and upright plant with slender oblong fruits
- Maturity 85 days from transplanting
- Excellent flavour and creamy interior
- Yield potential 6-8 fruits per plant
- 8″–10″ long, 2″ wide fruits.
- Cylindrical, but slightly wider at bottom end fruit shape.
- Smooth, glossy purple skin colour.
Benefits of Eggplant
- Eggplant is a great source of vitamins and minerals
- Helps in digestion
- Improves heart health
- Prevent cancer and diabetic
- Improve bone health
- Prevent anemia
- Increases brain function
Growing Long Purple Eggplant Seeds
- Soak the seeds overnight before germinating them. Let the seeds sit overnight, then drain the water.
- Eggplants need warmth, so it is best to start them indoors and transplant them once the weather is warm enough.
- Fill seed trays with a fine, loose growing medium. Using your fingers, push 2-3 seeds into the growing medium in each cells.
- Sprinkle water onto the surface and cover trays with a humidity dome.
- Warmer temperatures will spur a quicker germination period.
- Ideally, choose a spot in the garden that gets sun for more than 6 hours per day to plant your eggplants.
- Pour a 2-inch layer of compost on top of the soil. Use the rake to mix it into the soil evenly.
- Dig holes slightly larger than your seedlings’ roots, spaced 24–30 inches in all directions.
- Mulching will help prevent the growth of weeds and keep your plants warm.
- Use bamboo sticks or other suitable stakes to hold up your plants. As the plants grow, they will lean onto the stakes.
- To thrive, eggplant need at least 1 inch of water per week. Aim for one weekly.
- At the 16-week mark, start checking your eggplant crops to see if they are ready for harvesting. When the skin is shiny, cut off eggplants near the stem with sharp pruning shears.