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Eggplant 'Turkish Orange'    

Solanum melongena

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum melongena 'Turkish Orange'), Turkish Orange is a variety of Eggplant. Turkish Orange is a heirloom variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Royal purple. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Dutch orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green colour.

Turkish heirloom produces round three inch fruits that are best used just as they turn from green to orange.

This variety has very sweet and flavorful flesh. The small plants yield well and are great for ethnic markets. They are also very ornamental.1

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Turkish Orange is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Turkey is believed to be where Turkish Orange originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Turkish Orange Eggplant is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Turkish Orange have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Turkish Orange

  • Full Sun

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Turkish Orange is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Turkish Orange are Zone 4 and Zone 14.

Growing Turkish Orange from seed

Start indoors eight weeks before last frost date.

Sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 feet (60.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Turkish Orange about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Turkish Orange

As Turkish Orange is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Turkish Orange

Pick before the shine fades to encourage further fruiting.

Latest Eggplant 'Turkish Orange' Reviews

  • Five yr old seed was sown. From the initial flush of seedlings only two survived transplant. These struggled on alone and unnoticed until they fruited. Robust plants surviving with total neglect.

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    Carol about growing Eggplant, 'Turkish Orange'

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