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Long Purple Eggplant Seeds bin36

Long Purple Eggplant Seeds. Grow something interesting this year!

The eggplant has been celebrated as an aphrodisiac and feared as the cause of insanity.

Today it is appreciated for both its inspiring beauty and delightful flavor. An essential ingredient in cuisines around the world, it is the essence of Greek moussaka, Middle Eastern baba ganoush, Italian eggplant parmigiana, and French ratatouille. The emergence of Asian cuisine has introduced a whole new range of eggplants flavoring delicious stir-fries and curries. Gardens and markets are filled with eggplants in a variety of sizes from small and pea-like, to egg shaped, to long and slender. Their fruits offer a stunning color palette from the traditional royal purple to shades of rose, violet, green, yellow and white, often enhanced with lovely stripes in a contrasting color.

Sow eggplant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Water them well. If starting indoors, cover loosely with a plastic bag or a plastic seedling flat cover to retain moisture, and place them in a warm spot -- on top of the refrigerator or on seedling heat mats would be perfect. Eggplant seeds like soil temps of 80-90 degrees for ideal germination. Keep the soil moist. You should see condensation on the inside of your plastic bag or dome. If you don't, then it's time to water with a gentle mist to avoid dislodging the seeds. The seeds will germinate without additional heat, but it will take longer. Eggplant seeds germinate in 7 to 21 days.