Nagaoka Kinchaku Eggplant

A dark obsidian eggplant from Niigata Prefecture, Japan, an area famous for rice production. This prefecture is also known for its eggplant varieties, which are raised in the time between the planting and harvest of the region's main crop. Each of the eggplant varieties has their own uses. This variety, known as "Nagaoka purse eggplant," dates back to the middle of the Meiji era (1868-1912).This variety is known to be among the sweetest and is is traditionally steamed with a bit of ginger and soy sauce.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 10-15 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/4"
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95 F
  • Plant Spacing: 18" 
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Solanum melongena

Growing Tips: Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Setting out larger transplants helps to fight pest pressure.

$3.50
Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 25
SKU
EG111
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