EGGPLANT 'Long Purple' fruit grows up-to 25cm by 8cm wide, dark purple. It was first originally described in 1857. This plant takes 70-78 days to mature eggplant.
Begin seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before planning to set out in early Spring. Eggplant loves heat, so the seeds germinate best at about 24 degrees C - use a heat mat if possible, beneath or seed flat, or find another source of bottom heat if your house is cooler than this. Cover the seeds lightly if sowing in a seed flat; They will germinate in about 1 to 2 weeks.