- Seed Storage Tips:
The Bride Eggplant is a beautiful eggplant on the vine with long white fruit that has a bit of purple blush / light streaks on rounded area of the eggplant. It's open pollinated and has a nice texture without being bitter. It can be eaten fresh if picked young. It will hold up to heat and humidity and continue to flower and set eggplants until freeze comes — a hardy variety that we've adapted to grow in a hydroponic or aeroponic growing system in the Southeast region. This means a stronger and healthier plant if you grow it in hydroponic, aeroponic, or aquaponic system like the Tower Garden FLEX or Farm Stand.
To cook with this eggplant, we peel the skin with a potato peeler and then slice Bride Eggplant up into bite size pieces and cook in a frying pan with chicken and then combine together to stretch our meat and add in some nutrients to a pasta dish or stir fry. Our kids even enjoyed eating it and didn't mind the texture! It tends takes on the flavor of the dish which we love. We will always grow this variety because it is a long-season producer and so tasty!
• Heirloom Eggplant Variety
• Hydroponic-Adapted Seed: Will grow just fine in soil, but especially ideal for Hydroponic | Aeroponic | Aquaponic growing conditions
• Grown using organic growing practices on our farm
• Grow outside, full sun, during the warm season (nightly temps above 65ºF)
• Seed has been tested for ideal germination
• Open Field and Hand Pollinated
• 75-85 Days to Maturity
• Approximately 50 Seeds p/Packet
Grow your health gardening and have fun trying this beautiful eggplant!
Q: What does "Hydroponic Seeds" or "Hydroponically Adapted" in the product description mean?
very seed has a lifespan and will vary by cultivar, but with some basic good practices you can significanly prolong the life of your seed and protect your investment with a few best practices:
The goal of whatever "container" you choose is to idealy limit moisture and UV light exposure which can reduce germination rates over time. Use a clean and dry glass jar (we like to use an amber colored wide-mouth Mason Jar) with a lid that closes tightly that is large enough to hold several seed packets. Using a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol, wipe down inside of glass jar and allow to completey dry. This step will help to kill any bacteria or fungi residue that could be present on the surface of your jar (especially if your jar has been sitting in storage for awhile).
If you have a food preservation system like a vacuum sealer system or a canister that can seal with a vacuum like this, these work well also — just keep in mind that if you have to access your seed supply, you will have to cut the package open and reseal to put back into storage.