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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Eggplant

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 2 to 3 plants
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 2 to 3 plants
  • 0.5 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row for direct seeding. Normally planted in the garden as plants.
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 24 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 24 inches between plants in row
  • 80 to 90 days from planting to eating stage
  • 30 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 5 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Eggplant questions and answers
  • Recommended varieties
    • Dusky
      Extra to early; pear to shaped
    • Black Bell
      Deep purple
    • Beauty
      Late, Black Beauty to type hybrid
    • Classic
      Early; long, slim, tapered
    • Epic
      Early; oval
    • Ichiban
      Early; long, slender, "oriental" type
    • Kiko
      Early to mid-season
    • Caspar
      White, cylindrical
    • Rosita
      Mid-season; lavender, long, cylindrical

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      May 1 to 20
    • Central Missouri
      May 10 to 25
    • North Missouri
      May 15 to 25

G6201, revised April 2000

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