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ID of a Turkish eggplant

Posted by madabouteu 8A - central Alabama (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 1, 14 at 13:54

I was given seeds of a Turkish eggplant. The picture on the package shows it to be more or less like Black Beauty in color and shape, and it is Solanum melengana - the common eggplant species. I tried to translate the writing on the package, and get the impression it's a strain from the island of Topan. Has anyone heard of this variety?

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RE: ID of a Turkish eggplant

Just Google 'Topan Eggplant' for all sorts of info and pictures of it. it's listed as an heirloom variety.

One listing for the seeds says:

Anatolian Topan Eggplant
- Open-pollinated eggplant variety.
- Adapts all kinds of soil.
- Medium height, strong branches and medium-early maturing.
- Fruits are blackish purple in bright colors with 10-12 cmin diameter, round (ball) .
- Good for open field and green houses.- High yield and more attractive fruits.
- Seeds should be sown in seedbed before the plants are tobe set in the fields.
· Planting depth: 0.5 - 1 cm.
· Distance between plants: 40 to 60 cm.
· Distance between rows: 60 to 100 cm.
· Estimated germination: 15-20 days.
- Average ripening is 70-90 daysand long period of harvest seasons.


RE: ID of a Turkish eggplant

Duh, why didn't I think of that? The guy who gave me this says it's a very productive variety. I'm curious as to how it handles flea beetles, which are terrible here.

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