The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Solanum melongena. Astrakom is possibly the best eggplant for short season climates or for those who struggle to get the larger fruited types to produce well. Deep purple, elongated teardrop-shaped fruit are smaller and a bit earlier than Diamond. Compact plants produce lots of medium-small (about 4” long) fruit, perfect for folks who like cute smaller eggplant. Very attractive on a plate when sliced in half lengthwise and roasted. Small plants grow to about 2′, making this variety very suitable for container growing. Originating from one of the many Soviet era breeding programs and was named after the Russian city of Astrakhan, located on the Volga River. It was introduced to North American growers by Belorussian seed saver Andrey Baranovsky..
|Container Friendly||Staking Required||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
When to Plant Your Seedling
|Full Sun||70-95 F||Well drained. Sandy – earlier planting; Medium texture - highest yields||Regular but moderate watering|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|12-24"||35"||60 days from transplant|
Common Diseases and Pests
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