Galine Bell-shaped Eggplant


Galine Bell-shaped Eggplant

(72 days) F-1 hybrid. A classic early bell-shaped Italian-style eggplant that sets fruit and produces early and dependably in the North. Adam Tomash and June Zellers rated it the earliest in their trials, and almost on a par with Rosa Bianca, their favorite, for flavor. “Mild with a pudding-like texture when cooked,” they report. Plus it had larger fruit, averaging about 1 lb each, and was less fussy than Rosa. Trialer Tom Vigue used a high tunnel and reported “phenomenal” eggplants. Galine plants were “4' high and, not exaggerating, 5 lb yield per plant, easily.”

3677 Galine
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A: 0.2g for $3.80  
B: 0.4g for $6.00  
C: 1g for $9.30  
D: 4g for $34.00  
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E: 28g for $210.00   ($199.50)
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Solanum melongena

Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.
0.2 gram packet ~48 seeds, 0.4 gram packet ~96 seeds.

Culture: Despite some help from a changing climate, growing eggplant remains a challenge in the north. We recommend raised beds, row covers and plastic or IRT mulch. Our selections are the most reliable producers we’ve found, yet some seasons even our skilled trialers get only sparse production of ripe fruits some seasons.

Minimum germination temperature is 60°, optimal range 75–90°. Some varieties require fluctuating day and night temperatures.

Disease: V = Verticillium

Pest: Colorado Potato Beetle
Cultural controls: rotation, control solanaceous weeds such as horse nettle, rapid flaming, suction devices, hand-picking if pressure is low, mulch before adults arrive.
Materials: Spinosad
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