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This listing is for 0.2g seed of the brand new F-1 Hybrid, Gaudi Eggplant. 100% non-genetically modified seed. These are our extra FEDCO seeds from this season. We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers. All seed lots have been tested for viability. This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain. 100% success in the northeast. All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled. Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.
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Solanum melongena (75 days) F-1 hybrid. An eggplant sui generis as the architectural work of its Catalan namesake Antoni Gaudí. Dark purple 7–8" tapered half-long bell-shaped fruit with a thornless light green calyx. Early and productive in two very different Maine trial seasons—the first, a cool meh of a year, then 2020 with its heat and drought. Lovely harvests both years, with fruits holding deep full color into advanced maturity. Adorable and delish at 4–5" baby size. The breeder notes that under stress thorns may form, but in two years with sub-optimal conditions, we’ve waded through the eggplant patch without a single baba gan-ouch! Our trials were in the field, but it’s also recommended for high tunnels.
Sow indoors 1/4" deep, 2" apart. The minimum germination temperature is 60°; the optimal range 75–90°. Keep near 80°. Transplant early June, 2' apart, in rows 2-3' apart. Picture used with permission. This variety is new for us and pics will be replaced by our own later in the season.
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