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60 days maturity after transplant. Solanum melongena ’Konasu’. Konasu Eggplant Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, heirloom. This tiny, bite-sized, rounded eggplant has shiny dark purple skin that looks almost onyx. The calyx is also a purplish-black, and beneath the tender skin is a white flesh. Konasu is suitable for open fields and home growing. The plant is upright, grows well in warm climates, and is a useful companion plant to many other vegetables. Approximately 6,250 seeds per oz.
Other Common Names: Aubergine, badanjan, baingan, baingun, bangai, bangain, bhanta, brinjal, ca tim, chan che zu, chieh tse, hon pee choi, Japanese eggplant, mackhera, makhua terung, ma khuea yaao, nasubi, ngai kwa, qie zi, talong, terong, terung, wam batu.
How to Grow Konasu Eggplant
Germinate seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the desired transplant date. Keep the soil temperature at or above 80°F until the sprouts emerge. Seeds will not germinate in cold soil; transplanting out too early in the spring can negatively impact plant vigor. Transfer outdoors about two weeks after the last frost date. Harden off the plants before transplanting to avoid shock. Work organic fertilizer into the growing soil before planting the seedlings; transplant them when the soil temperatures are a minimum of 75°F.
Eggplants demand a balanced fertilizer. Fertilizers with high nitrogen levels will encourage more foliage rather than fruit. Support the plants to prevent them from falling over as the fruit matures. Fertilize two or three times throughout the summer. If you are growing in a cool climate, shield the soil with dark, opaque plastic to maintain soil heat. Don’t allow the soil to completely dry out.
Harvesting Konasu Eggplant
Harvest when purple, plump, and lustrous. Lightly press down on the skin, if the flesh depresses and then rebounds, it is ripe. If the skin no longer appears polished, it is overripe.
These appealing little eggplants are perfect for pickling when harvested young. Mature fruit can be cooked as you would other eggplant varieties, and they are especially delicious in stir-fries, tempura, or as part of a kabob. European eggplants usually need to be prepared with their bitterness in mind, Asian eggplants are less bitter and do not require such pretreatments.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“I suggest interplanting eggplants with garlic chives. These two species work together to prevent diseases, repel pests, and efficiently utilize space!”
Flea beetles, nematodes, spider mites, and white flies can be prevalent in some regions. Watch out for phomopsis rot and verticillium wilt in humid climates. Avoid water on the foliage and check the leaves for signs of pests.
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