Florida Market Eggplant is a variety of eggplant known for its glossy, deep purple skin and elongated shape. It's a heat-loving plant and it's well-suited to the warm climates of Florida. The eggplant is typically used in a variety of dishes such as stews, curries, and grills.
To grow Florida Market Eggplant, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil
Seeds or seedlings
Prepare the soil by tilling or digging to a depth of at least 8 inches. Add compost or other organic matter to improve the soil's fertility.
Sow the seeds or transplant seedlings after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 18 inches apart, and cover with 1/4 inch of soil.
Water the eggplant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the eggplant with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Keep the eggplant free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves to help prevent disease.
Harvest the eggplant when they are about 6-8 inches long and are still shiny and firm.
Prepare the soil, sow seeds or transplant seedlings
Water regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks
Keep plants free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves
Harvest eggplant when they are about 6-8 inches long and are still shiny and firm
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