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Lucky Green
Lucky Green Eggplant (75 days) F-1 hybrid. Our tasters loved these skinny elongated slightly curved kelly-green fruits. One extolled “sweet flavor, good texture, good skin not too thick in the mouth. Yum!” Another praised its sweetness and lack of bitterness. Our trialer said they had the best texture of any in her trial, a pleasing chewy skin with an engaging sweetness. Fruits, averaging 200g began ripening in Zone 4 Hartland, ME, on Sept. 1 and were still coming on Oct. 16 even though seedlings weren’t transplanted till June 25. Each semi-tall spreading plant yielded 2–3 and became especially decorative when its purple blossoms commingled with its colorful fruits. Getting Lucky just got easier. On sale because we’re overstocked.
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3681A: 0.2g for $1.00  
sold out, substitute 3680.
3681B: 0.4g for $1.40  
sold out, substitute 3680.
3681C: 1g for $1.80  
sold out, substitute 3680.
3681D: 4g for $3.00  
sold out, substitute 3680.
3681E: 28g for $13.00  
sold out
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Eggplant

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°, optimal temperature 85°. Some varieties require fluctuating day and night temperatures. Emergence is 13 days at 68°, 8 days at 77° and only 5 days at 86°. Only 21% normal seedlings at 68°, compared to 60% normal at 86°.

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
For more info on CPB, click here.