Louisiana Long Green Eggplant

75-100 days. A southern heirloom variety, Louisiana Long Green produces extra sweet, long and slender fruits on tall, prolific plants. Downright non-bitter, these mild tender-skin Eggplants are velvety, pale lime-green with creamy-white flesh that is meaty and full-flavored. Pick them when they are slightly immature, before they are 9" long, for their texture and flavor. They are quick and easy to cook: we love them in this dish; halve them lengthwise and brush them with an easy Asian Garlic sauce of minced Garlic, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. Grill or broil them for about 4 minutes on each side, basting again with the sauce periodically. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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Eggplant has been cultivated in southeastern Asia since time immemorial. A member of the Nightshade family of the species Solanum melongena, it is also commonly known as Aubergine. Tropical, heat-loving Eggplant is best grown as transplants. To speed germination, soak seeds in warm water for one hour before sowing. Sow 8 to 10 weeks before setting out, after all threat of frost has passed and nighttime temperatures are reliably above 55°F. Use lightweight floating row covers to keep them extra warm and cozy if necessary. Eggplant is a heavy feeder and should be grown in organically rich soil. Harvest when the skin is thin and shiny, using a sharp blade. One of the most widely used vegetables in global cuisines, Eggplant is low in fat and carbohydrates. We love it in ratatouille, moussaka and vegetable roasts as well as our 3-Cheese Eggplant Parmesan, Aubergine Lemon Chicken, Eggplants Baked with Gingered Red Pepper Puree and Chico Hot Springs Resort's Vegetable Tower. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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