Native to India, the eggplant has been cultivated for 1500 years in Asia. It is known as Aubergine or Brinjal in many countries. It adopted the Eggplant name from early American settlers because early varieties resembled goose eggs. It is a member of the Solanium family in close relation to peppers, potatoes and tomatoes. Eggplants come in many different shapes and colours, relative to the ethnic groups. Eggplants are a source of folic acid. CULTURE: Eggplant is a warm season plant similar to Tomatoes. Start indoors in April- May or 8 weeks before planting in the garden. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost is gone and night time temperatures are above 50F/10C. 


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Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative. We pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds.



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