Eggplant Japanese Choryoku - Asian Vegetable
A long Japanese eggplant that has a bright, shiny, spring-green skin, and that matures to 12" in length. The calyx is also the same uniform color. The plant is a vigorous grower and prolific producer of large, firm, sweet, and tasty fruits.
Culture: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Plant in late spring/ summer (when soil temperatures at least 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.