Morden Midget Eggplant (Solanum melongena) This is another variety that comes from the former Morden Agricultural Experiment Station in Morden, MB, Canada. We have grown this hardy plant since 2009 in Manitoba, and in Nova Scotia. It has endured, floods, drought, frosts, and the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, emerging relatively unscathed each time. We are quite thrilled with this plant and its abundant yield. Fruits are dark purple, globe-shaped, with a hint of light striping near the calyx end. Flowers are extremely glamorous and rose-purple in colour. Plants are small-medium sized with astounding resiliency. We seem to plant this variety in our toughest fields, perhaps not accidentally, since they are proving to be hardy and tough little specimens, standing up to the toughest weather extremes and soil conditions. A tough little eggplant with beautiful flowers and fruit! Put this one to the test in your mico-climate.
60 - 65 days to maturity
30 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.