2. Growing Season
When you are considering the type of eggplant that you want to grow it is important to note that most varieties of eggplant will require a fairly long time to grow. The larger varieties of eggplant can take up to 75 days to reach full maturity. It is important to make sure that you are choosing a variety of eggplant that is right for your particular area.
If you live in the northern part of the country you are going to want to choose an eggplant variety that has a shorter maturation level. This is simply because the northern area of the states does not have as long of a growing season, which means that if you do not plant them early enough you are not going to get the fruits that you desire.
Like other crops that require warm weather such as peppers and tomatoes, you should not move eggplant seedlings into your garden until the daytime temperatures are regularly in the sixties and seventies.