|Scientific name:||Solanum melongena|
|Botanic family:||The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae|
|Days to maturity:||65|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: January–March|
|Sowing depth:||0,5 cm|
|Germination time:||7–14 days|
|Plant spacing:||50–60 cm|
|Row spacing:||50–70 cm|
SowingSow indoors, 0.5 cm deep, from January through March! Keep the temperature at 24-30°C during germination and around 20°C after sprouting. Lower the temperature successively to temper the plants before setting out.
SpacingKeep 5-7 cm between the plants during the pre-cultivation and then 50-60 cm of mutual distance when setting them out. The egg plant can be topped when it is 25 cm tall, if one wants a bushier plant. Allow 3 branches to develop!
HarvestPick the fruits regularly to stimulate further setting of fruit. They keep for a few weeks in a cool place. Aubergine is eaten fried, roasted, baked, raw, boiled etc etc.
SeedAbout 200 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 10 seeds.