The Ornamental Eggplant is a cultivar of the eggplant that has white, egg-like fruits. It is a tropical perennial that is often grown as an annual in temperate regions. It is grown as an annual in zones 4-10 and it is hardy in subtropical and tropical regions.
Growing Instructions for the Ornamental Eggplant
- The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil pathogens from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 2. Put the soil in a pot. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil. 4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 5. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet. 6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. The seeds need temperatures of 75 degrees F or warmer to sprout. They germinate in 10-21 days. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.