Eggplant Growing Info
Learning Download: How to Grow Eggplant
When to Plant:
Sow indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Germination is best at 85° F soil temperature. Transplant outdoors after danger of last frost has passed. Night time temperatures should not fall below 50°F.
Heavy feeders. Sensitive to high nitrogen. Use a high phosphorous fertilizer (5-10-10).
Harvest eggplant when outside skin is glossy and hard. Harvesting increases further production.
|Location:||Planting Depth:||Soil Type:|
|Full Sun||1/4-1/2″||Well drained, fertile soil, pH 6.5-6.8|
|Seed Spacing||Row Spacing||Seeds per 100′||Yield per 100′||Seeds per Acre|
1 Ounce: 6,250 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 12,500 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 25,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 50,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 100,000 Seeds
* These are average Eggplant seed counts. Varieties can vary.
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′