«Red Ruffled» - Organic Eggplant Seeds
Plant produces good yields of small 2 to 3" round bright red eggplants. Perfect for grilling, frying, stuffing, baking, and pickling. Well known in Asian cuisine and used in stir-fries. It is not bitter unless allowed to ripen to the red stage.
Heirloom Eggplant «Red Ruffled»Plant produces good yields of small 2 to 3" round bright red eggplants. Perfect for grilling, frying, stuffing, baking, and pickling. Well known in Asian cuisine and used in stir-fries.
It is not bitter unless allowed to ripen to the red stage. Picked green and prepared as you would any other eggplant. They are an unusual, attractive, and very tasty. Used extensively in Asian dishes and Vietnamese cooking. Also know as Hmong Red Eggplant and Miniature Pumpkin Eggplants. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers.
How to PlantWhen growing eggplant, remember that planting eggplant from seed should be done indoors or in a greenhouse setting. This protects the new little seedlings from any sort of frost. When planting eggplant, if you plant them too early, you will risk hurting the plant. The soil needs to be warm before you put them outdoors. Too early and the cold soil will kill the roots of the plants. Eggplant is more sensitive than tomatoes to the cold.
When you are thinking about where to plant eggplant, think about your gardening space as eggplants need lots of space. When planting eggplant, put them about 18 inches apart in the row, and the rows need to be about 30 inches apart if not more. This requires quite a large area. Fertilize your eggplants after you transplant the seedlings. Also, mid-season, when growing eggplants, side-dress plants with nitrogen.
Planting eggplant is best when you can expect most growth to happen during the summer. Eggplants thrive during the summertime heat, making the biggest fruits during this part of the growing season. Also, be sure during the summer heat that you water frequently and make sure the soil stays somewhat moist. Don’t let the plants dry out or you will not get the results you would like.