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50-55 days maturity after transplant. Solanum melongena ’Round Purple’. Round Purple Eggplant Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, heirloom. This vigorous, prolific variety can adapt to many different growing conditions. The round fruit is bright shiny purple and grows up to 2 inches in diameter, weighing up to 3 ounces. It is favored in the cuisines of India, Thailand, and Vietnam. This uniquely shaped eggplant variety is very popular in Srilanka. Try growing these on your deck in a pot with a cage, similar to tomatoes! Approximately 10,000 seeds per oz.
Other Common Names:Ngai gwa, aubergine, guinea squash, brinjal, beringela, nasubi, or makhua terung.
How to Grow Round Purple Eggplant
Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date (or 8 weeks before the expected date of transplant). Keep the soil warm until emergence (80-90°F minimum). Seeds will not germinate in cool soil; planting out too early may affect plant vitality. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prep the bed before planting the seedlings; transplant them when the soil temperatures are at least above 75°F in a very warm and sunny location.
Eggplants are heavy feeders, so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and a lower yield. Stake the plants to avoid them falling over when the fruit matures. Fertilize twice during the growing season. If you are growing these in a cooler climate, cover the soil with dark plastic to help retain heat. Never allow the plants to dry out.
Harvesting Round Purple Eggplant
Harvest when purple, about 2 inches in diameter, and shiny. If the flesh indents with light pressure and bounces back, it is ripe. Clip the fruit off with 2-3 inches of stem connected. If the skin has lost its luster, it may be overripe.
Round Purple is delicious in curries and stews and is featured in dishes throughout Asia. Pickle or cook small eggplants. Asian eggplants are not as bitter or tough as most American eggplants; they do not need to be pretreated for bitterness. Thai eggplants are full of potassium, antioxidants, manganese, and fiber.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“I learned that in Shantung, China, Asian eggplants are sliced, cooked, and then served cold with a sesame-based sauce. If you think you don’t like eggplant, maybe you just haven’t had the right variety or recipe!”
Flea beetles, spider mites, nematodes, and white flies have been problematic in some areas. Verticillium wilt and phomopsis blight are common in humid climates. Avoid water on foliage and regularly check the leaves for infestations.
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