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Old 02/17/09, 07:46 PM
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Is there a low seed variety of Eggplant?

The seeds bother my DH, I was wondering if there was a seedless or low seed variety, you know, like cucumbers.

Any body know?
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Old 02/18/09, 05:36 AM
 
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Ping tung is a long slender eggplant and dont have alot of seed.I find if you pick regular eggplant younger then you can avoid the seedy part.Dh doent like seeds either.

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Old 02/18/09, 06:07 AM
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I know there is.. I saw it in one of my seedl ctalogs and all of the seeds were down at one end so you could just cut them out...
I will search for it today and let you know....

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Old 02/18/09, 10:13 AM
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I FOUND IT !!! and apparently I bought it too.. and didn't remember.
Arumugam's Eggplant.
I got mine from Baker Creek as I get everything with a few rare exceptions that they didn't have or ran out of.
They have all of the seeds at the bottom and you can cut them away. It does not list that trait in BC's catalog, but I found it online on Amish Land Seeds.
I try to research each variety I buy to get all the info I can.
Price at Baker's Creek - $2 for 25-35 seeds.
I hope this helps.

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Old 02/18/09, 01:48 PM
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Thank you soo much chickenista! I will order some today! I know what you mean about researching the seeds I tried looking them up on line and just came up with genetically modified seedless eggplant which just sounds scary to me. BTW your lettuce seedlings look great, did you use a heat mat and lights right after planting the seeds? and did you leave them on 24 hours a day?

You have a great website.

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Old 02/18/09, 03:37 PM
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Thank you. And you are welcome. And if you like researching a bit try this site..
http://vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu
It is down for maintenance right now, but I will check back on it and make sure it was the one I was talking about.. It is a rating system for varieties grown and observations about each one.. very helpful.

As far as my seedlings.. I have a room of shelves that have light bars hung under each one so that it shines on the shelf below. The heat from the bulbs seems to be enough to get them going so I do not add extra heat and the seedlings day is as long as mine. It is the first thing I flick on in the morning (ok.. so when I remember it) ad the last thing that goes off at night. I do not leave my lights on all night to give the plants a chance to do whatever important functions they do in the dark.. I am sure there is something that they do at night.

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Old 02/18/09, 08:32 PM
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That sounds like a smart set up both space wise and heat /light wise. Thanks for the link I will keep checking on it. I ordered those eggplant seeds from Baker's Creek, they have a pretty interesting site, I also ordered some dwarf pomegranate seeds - I really like pomegranates, its probably too cold here but I will try.

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