Eggplant Japanese Yasakanaga - Asian Vegetable
This is a popular Japanese eggplant variety that grows up to 14” long. The fruit is slender, purplish-black color and has a purple calyx. Early, productive variety for grade one, fine-quality long eggplant. Stir-fry, grill or use in tempura Maturity: Approx. 60 days
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.