Eggplant Little Prince - Renee&
Eggplant Little Prince - Renee&
Eggplant Little Prince - Renee&
Eggplant Little Prince - Renee&

Eggplant Little Prince - Renee's Garden Seeds

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Solanum melongena

Container Eggplant

Perfect for containers or small space gardens, compact Little Prince produces an abundance of glossy, 3 to 4 inch oval fruits borne in shiny clusters on pretty plants with velvety leaves and lavender blossoms. This productive variety is a real edible landscaping dynamo that will keep you well supplied with tasty fresh eggplants. Best of all, these curvaceous fruits have tender, glossy skins and succulent flesh that is never bitter or seedy and absolutely delicious in every favorite eggplant dish.

Seed Count: 25 - 30 / Weight: 0.1 g

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days to Germinate

Transplant Outdoors

Location

Mature Height

Transplant to Harvest

February - March

10 - 21 days

April - June

Full sun

2 feet

Approx. 65 days

Best To Start Indoors In early spring, start indoors about six to eight weeks before night temperatures reach 55F (13C). Sow seeds 1/4 in. deep and 1 in. apart in containers of seed starting mix. Keep moist and warm, 80-85F (27-24C) and provide a strong light source until ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 in. tall, transplant into 4 in. pots. Maintain at 70-75F (21-24C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until weather is warm, then gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. 
Transplant In Pots: Plant 1 to a pot 12 in. across and deep, or plant several seedlings 8 in. apart in larger containers at least 16 to 18 in. across and deep.
In Garden Beds: amend soil with compost or aged manure, then plant in full sun 2 ft. apart. 

 

Growing Notes Transplant outdoors only when nights are securely above 55F (13C). For containers, always use new, high quality potting mix. Plant only robust seedlings with well-developed roots and mulch them well. Feed regularly every few weeks throughout the season with good all-purpose fertilizer. 

Harvest and Use: Pick often from productive plants when fruits size up glossy and firm-fleshed and before skins get dull. Enjoy these handy-sized eggplants halved or in thick slices sautéed with garlic and herbs or grilled to succulence on the barbeque.

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