Poorly watered plants will frequently produce bitter tasting eggplants, adequate moisture is essential especially with this particular variety.
Average Yields - each Plant should produce anywhere from 2 - 5 Eggplants.
For seed saving -Unblemished eggplants should be overripe before harvesting the seeds.
Eggplant grows best in a well-drained sandy loam or loam soil, fairly high in organic matter. Start early indoors in peat pots or cell packs
Rows should be 3 to 5 ft. apart. Plants should be 2 to 3 ft. apart. Transplants should be about 6 weeks old and slightly hardened, grown in 2 inch. or larger pots.
All eggplant varieties are highly susceptible to Flea Beetles attack particularly early in the season. Aphids also attack these plants and come later in the season. Varieties of Aphids
that attack eggplants are generally either a light blue-green or amber, sometimes black.
The outdoor environment can be very harsh for a transplant. So, harden the transplants before planting outdoors to increase their survival rate. Place them outdoors in their original containers where they will receive direct sunlight and some wind for a few hours each day for a week, possibly more. Gradually lengthen the amount of time outside each day. Move the plants inside at night.