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Eggplant 'Tsakoniki'

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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.

Plant seed in pots or modules in warm (20+ degrees) conditions and plant out after 8-9 weeks into a sunny position after all threat of frost has passed, or plant seed direct when soil temperature exceeds 15 degrees.

Can be grown in the ground or in pots.

Each seed pack contains a minimum of x10 seeds and propagation notes.

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out or sow directly
Sowing Depth 5mm
Growing Season Spring & Autumn
Germination Time 14-21  days at around 25c
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing  70cm
Plant Height N/A
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well manured soil
Days Until Maturity  72-85 days 
Growing tips Use a high phosphorus flower food at the beginning of bloom season.

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