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Old April 9, 2017   #5
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Originally Posted by HudsonValley View Post
I don't know much about eggplants (other than that they're delicious), but I have observed the same thing when I've grown them. Last year's Turkish Orange eggplants totally failed during hardening off -- they just couldn't take sun at all. Other varieties (Casper, Tsakoniki, Orient Express hybrid) fared better, but required a LOT of feeding, watering, and insecticide (an organic dust-type product).

I think that Black Beauty does well just about anywhere, but I've read that here in the Northeast, varieties like New York Improved and Asian types do well, but that other varieties, like Florida Market, are better suited to growing conditions in the South...
Last season I grew from seed:
Apple Green
Slim Jim
and I also grew a Bonnie mini eggplant Patio Baby.
The eggplant I grew, I seeded in peat pellets, and on a heating pad. They came up great, a did quite well for awhile-but they sort of flopped after that. The fruit I finally got was tiny. About the length of my pinky. .
Oh well, I will try again! Thanks for the reply.

Last edited by tarpalsfan; April 9, 2017 at 01:11 PM. Reason: Poor writing skills.
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