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80 days maturity after transplanting. Solanum melongena ’Mizuno Takumi’. Mizuno Takumi Eggplant Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, hybrid. This shiny, purplish-black oval-shaped eggplant grows to a plump half pound. Mizuno Takumi is known for its watery flesh and tender skin; most people enjoy it cooked or pickled. The plants are heavy producers in open fields and greenhouses alike. Even grow these in a pot on your porch or deck! Eggplants are wonderful companion plants to a variety of other vegetables. Approximately 6,100 seeds per oz.
Other Common Names: Aubergine, guinea squash, ai qwa, 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 Mizuno Takumi Eggplant
Germinate seeds indoors 1.5 months before the expected last frost date or 2 months before the desired date of transplant. Maintain the soil temperature between 80-90°F until sprouts appear. Seeds will fail to grow in cold soil; transplanting out too early can negatively influence plant vigor. Harden plants off well prior to transferring outdoors. Prep the growing area with an organic fertilizer; transplant them when the soil temperatures are a minimum of 75°F. They should be in a warm and sunny location.
Eggplants require a well-balanced fertilizer. Fertilizers high in nitrogen will encourage more foliage instead of fruit. Support the plants to stop them from falling over as the fruit develops. Fertilize about twice throughout the season. If you are growing in a cooler climate, cover the soil with black plastic to maintain soil warmth. Never allow the soil to dry out.
Harvesting Mizuno Takumi Eggplant
Harvest when dark purple, plump, and shiny. If the flesh indents with mild pressure and then rebounds, it’s ripe. If the skin is no longer glossy, it may be overripe.
Mizuno Takumi is outstanding for slicing, baking, grilling, roasting, or frying. American eggplants usually need to be pretreated for bitterness by salting, soaking, or skinning. Asian eggplants are less bitter and do not require such preparations.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“I recommend interplanting eggplants with daikon radishes. These plants work together to improve growth and efficiently use space and nutrients!”
Flea beetles, nematodes, spider mites, and white flies can be prevalent in some regions. Be wary of phomopsis rot and verticillium wilt in humid climates. Avoid water on the greenery and regularly check the leaves for infestations.
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