Vegetables Eggplant Mini Eggplants Patio Baby

Patio Baby

(F1) Eggplant Seed

Product ID: 3747

New! The best container variety.

Bright-purple flowers add beauty to this compact, edible ornamental. Well-suited for balconies, patios, and gardens; also ideal for pack sales and urban farming operations. Patio Baby is a true mini, maintaining proper proportions of fruit to calyx as it grows. Thin-skinned 2-3" long by 2-3" diameter fruit with tender flavor, perfect for grilling or roasting. Continuous set. Spineless fruits make harvest pain free and child-friendly. AAS Regional (Northeast) Winner. Avg. 83,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 25 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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100 Seeds

$16.85
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250 Seeds

$23.65
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500 Seeds

$44.55
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1,000 Seeds

$70.05
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5,000 Seeds

$308.35
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25,000 Seeds

$1,340.50
Backordered until Dec 24, 2017

100,000 Seeds

$5,165.00
Backordered until Dec 24, 2017
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CULTURE: Eggplants require fertile, well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.2–6.8. Sow seed in flats indoors during early spring, or 6–8 weeks prior to planting outdoors. Sow 4 seeds/in., ¼" deep, and maintain soil temperature at 80–90°F (27–32°C) until emergence and 70°F (21°C) thereafter. Seed will not germinate in cool soil. After true leaves form, thin to 2–3" apart in flats or transplant into 2–3" pots or plug trays. To harden plants, reduce water and temperature to about 60°F (16°C) for about a week before planting out. Transplant outdoors late spring or early summer once the weather has thoroughly settled. Eggplants are tender, and cold weather may weaken them. Use row covers for a real boost in performance and insect control. Remove when plants reach the covers or when blossoms first appear. Space transplants 18" apart in rows 30–36" apart, or 2 rows on poly mulch, 18–24" between plants. It is important to be mindful of over-fertility. Too much nitrogen often results in large, bushy plants that produce only one small set of fruit.
STAKING: Eggplants may be pruned and staked to keep the fruits straight.
DISEASE: Practice lengthy crop rotation to avoid Verticillium wilt. A 4–5 year rotation for all Solanaceae crops is recommended.
INSECT PESTS: Fabric row covers are the recommended method of control for flea beetles and Colorado potato beetles (CPB) for newly-set transplants. Once covers are removed, regularly check undersides of leaves and crush any orange egg masses of the CPB.
HARVEST: Clip fruit stem with shears. Pick fruits of desired size regularly to encourage further production.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 800 plants/1,000 seeds.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 6,500-8,400 (avg. 7,300).
PACKET: 25 seeds.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Solanum melongena
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 Days
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Easy Choice Easy Choice
Variety is easy-to-grow.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Easy Choice Grows Well in Containers AAS (All-America Selections) Winners