Eggplant ‘Tsakoniki’ Seeds

Tsakoniki eggplants are originally from Greece, and have beautiful purple and white stripes.

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Tsakoniki eggplants are originally from Greece, and have beautiful purple and white stripes. The fruits run to about 7” long. They are commonly used in stews and sauces, and can also be baked, fried, stuffed and grilled.

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.

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Additional Info

Botanical Name Solanum sp.
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25