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Eggplant, Tsakoniki (Organic)

Solanum melongena. Purple and White Striped. 75 days.

Purple with white streaks, this oblong eggplant is shaped somewhere between Italian and Japanese types. Tsakoniki is a Greek eggplant variety from the town of Leonidio where they have an annual festival celebrating this amazing vegetable, which is renowned for its delicate, sweet flavor and tender skin. In order for fruit of this variety to be marketed in Europe by this name, it must come from Leonidio (Controlled Designation of Origin). In addition to being a name for a fabulous eggplant, Tsakoniki is a reference to the Tsakonian language, which derives from the ancient Doric dialect. Regarded as the oldest dialect still spoken in the world, it is critically endangered with only a few hundred speakers remaining.

Packet ≈ 30 seeds

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Large Packet ≈ 200 seeds

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1/4 oz ≈ 1500 seeds

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1 oz

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SKU EGGTSAK Category Tag
Geographical Origin

Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant into the garden after danger of frost has passed, typically late May in western Oregon.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from fruit that are past typical harvest stage, ripened to a dull yellowish color. Place seeds in a jar then add water to float non-seed debris. Decant and rinse seeds to clean. Dry seed before storage. For seed purity, isolate from other eggplant varieties by 500 feet.

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