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Solanum melongena
EGGPLANT-THAI PURPLE BALL is a lovely little eggplant, the plants are very productive, setting fruits 40-50 days after transplanting, very easy to grow & up to 5cm in diametre. Round fruit is deep shiny purple. Very popular in cuisines of India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Cooked, they are delicious in curries & stews. Distinctly different than Italian eggplant-types & other tender sweet Asian types.

Plant eggplant seed 2.5cm apart in pots or seed trays and cover with fine soil, well pressed down When the plants are 5 to 7.5cm tall, transplant in rows 60 – 90cm apart, spacing plants 60cm apart in the row. Cut the ripe eggplant instead of pulling from plant to avoid plant injury. Keep moist and not wet. Fertilise every 2-4 weeks.


Germination Time (Days) 7 – 14
Maturity Time (Days) 90 – 120
Sowing Depth (mm) 12
Plant Spacing (cm) 60
Row Spacing (cm) 60 – 90
pH 5.5 – 6
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation
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