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
Eggplant 18″ 36″ 75 150 lbs 11,000


Eggplant Seeds:
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′