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EGGPLANT - TSAKONIKI

This vegetable grows on small bushes with large, coarse, hairy,grey -green leaves. The star-shaped flowers are an attractive mauve colour. This variety produces very early, long white fruit with a creamy texture, no bitterness and great flavour. Being a native of Africa and Southern Asia, this plant requires a long, warm growing season.

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Solanum melongena

Tsakoniki has elongated magenta and white striped

fruit with a slightly sweet flavour with a creamy texture

and no bitterness. It is a Greek Heirloom around

which a festival is held in this part of Greece.

Being a native of Africa and Southern Asia,

this plant requires a long, warm growing season.

 Plants can take from 14 to 16 weeks to bear the

 eggplant fruit. It is best to start seedlings in a

punnet or seedling tray and plant out into the

garden when  around 15 cm and the soil 25 C

Give plants plenty of space, about a square

metre each. They require no staking until until

 fully laden with fruit unless planted in a windy spot.

Plant seeds in Tropical areas, Anytime:

Subtropics from August to March:

Warm Temperate areas from August to December

Cool Temperate areas from October to December.

Sow seeds in trays or pots 0.5 mm deep about

6-8 weeks prior to last frost.

Plant seedlings 50-90 cm apart in rows 90 cm

apart. Seed takes about 15 days to germinate.

 

QTY 40 seeds

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