Eggplant - Orient Express
Hybrid Asian Eggplant
Description: The most dependable eggplant. High-yielding plants produce armloads of attractive, slender, and glossy fruits 8-10" long by 1 1/2-2 1/2" diameter. Ready up to 2 weeks before other early varieties and sets fruit in cool weather and under heat stress. Tender, delicately flavored, and quick cooking.
Plant Space – 18” – 24” Rows 24” – 36”
Matures in 70 Days
Harvest: Harvest fruit at desired size. Baby eggplant around 8 ounces and mini eggplant around 4 ounces. Harvesting eggplant frequently encourages more growth. To harvest, beware of the eggplant’s prickly stem. The fruit bruises easily, so be gentle while harvesting. Use prunes or a sharp knife to cut the fruit from the plant, but be sure to keep a short piece of stem on the fruit.