Florida Market Eggplant 1 gallon plant
Florida Market Eggplant
days to maturity: 80 days
plant spacing: 2 square feet per plant
sunlight requirement: 8 - 14 hours
look out for: scale, mites, stinkbugs
harvest notes: fruits are harvested when they are 9 inches long and glossy
The plants grow very tall (up to thirty-eight inches), and produce large (up to nine inches long), glossy, dark almost blackish-purple colored, oval to teardrop-shaped fruits. A popular variety in the Southern United States. ‘Florida Market’ possesses resistance to Phomopsis, tipover, and bottle neck. It was developed by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station at Gainesville and released by Atlas Seed in 1948. Florida market is a standard shape and texture for eggplants but does particularly well in the South, which is the main reason why it was bred. Eggplants are great for summer growing but beware the presence of scale, mites and stinkbugs, as their populations increase over the summer months.