The seeds of long black aubergine will allow you to fill your garden with leafy plants from which sprouts a beautiful purple fruit with smooth and shiny skin that contrasts with the velvety green leaves of its hood.
The Solanum Melongena is its scientific name, it is a plant that is suitable for the sun's rays, does very well in summer in hot climates with temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius, it does not survive temperatures below 12 ° C.
It can grow up to 1 m and if the fruits are heavy it will need stakes to support themselves, these reach a length of 20 to 30 cm and up to 5 cm thick; In a period of 130 to 150 days you could collect your harvest.
These ecological seeds require that at the time of sowing you maintain a distance of 80 cm in length between each line of your garden and 50 cm between each specimen, it will be enough that place them 2 cm deep.
The long aubergine garden seed does not require too demanding conditions, but does not tolerate excess humidity, take care to provide it with an appropriate substrate avoiding that they contain excess clay and too acid PH.
You will know that its fruit is ready to be harvested when, when you touch it with the tip of your finger, the skin sinks slightly and returns to its position.
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Characteristics of Long Eggplant.
- Use: gastronomic.
- Climate: warm.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Soils: well drained, avoid clay soils with high Ph.
- Growing temperatures: 12 to 20 degrees Celsius.
- Harvest: 130-150 days.