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Eggplant 'Long purple'    

Solanum melongena

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum melongena 'Long purple'), Long purple is a variety of Eggplant. Long purple is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Rich brilliant lavender. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 6. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Tyrian purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Cadmium green colour.

“Heirloom. Slender Italian style fruit with gorgeous dark purple coloring and mild flavor. Productive plants grow 22-38” high. Harvest when fruit is 8" long." 1

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Long purple is known for growing to a height of approximately 96.0 cm (3.12 feet).

Italy is believed to be where Long purple originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Long purple 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 Long purple have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Long purple

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Long purple is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.

Growing Long purple from seed

Transplanting Long purple

As Long purple is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 24°C / 75°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Long purple

8" long

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.