Seeds should be started indoors 8-10 weeks prior to
last frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep and provide a soil temperature
of 24-27C (75-80F). Even moisture is essential while the seed
Germination is slow (up to 2 weeks). Gradually harden off
seedlings, but do not allow temperature to go below 15C (60F).
Transplant 18" apart in beds or rows 20-30" apart. br>
Eggplants are moderate feeders and do well in very fertile soil
with a pH level of 5.5 to 6.8.
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IP084 Violetta Di Firenze
Large stocky and beautiful eggplant with rich purple coloring and wonderful flavor. Typical of the eggplants needs lots of heat to produce the heaviest crops. An heirloom stuffing variety known for its all-around versatility. 92 days.
NB02 Hansel Eggplant
New! Grow your eggplants on your patio!
AAS, Compact plant for patio pot or small garden,
clusters of glossy dark purple fruit, few seeds, harvest at 3
to 10" length, 55 days.
TRN088 Italian Long
Italian heirloom, 10" long purple, great sliced.
It looks like a purple zucchini. 8-10" long x 2 1/2" in diameter with very tender and flavorful yet firm mild flesh.
Has a milder, more delicate flavor than regular eggplant, with four or more fruit per plant. 75 days.
TRN089 Ivory Hybrid
F1, Miniature egg shaped white, well branched, high yield, fine for patio pot, 60 days.
TRN090 Jackpot Hybrid
F1, 3 oz round dark purple, compact for patio, spineless, 58 days.
TRN091 Listada de Gandia
Gorgeous Italian heirloom, 3-5" oval, purple with white stripes, tender, thin skin, 85 days.
TRM829 Japanese Ping-Tung Long Eggplant
This is a prolific Taiwan variety that produces 12-16" long, delicious, glossy, purple-red fruit with a green calyx. The erect plants are very sturdy, vigorous, and resistant to bacterial wilt and can bear as many as 20 fruits each. This variety is tolerant of heat and moisture. 75 days.
Miniature, tiny 1" dark beauties in clusters, for shish-ka-bob,
plant is only 12" tall, great for tub garden, pink flowers, 45
W172 Casper Eggplant
White, 2 x 6", eat fresh in early summer, mild flesh, doesn't need peeling, compact plant for patio pot, 68 days.
TRM940 White Beauty
70 days. 6 inch long fruits, 2-3 in. diameter, good flavor. Hardy and productive for the South and other hot, humid areas. 3 ft. tall plants.
IP045 Pingtung Long Eggplant
Beautiful heirloom from Pingtung, Taiwan, glossy purple, slender 15" x 1-1/2", 20 fruits per plant, high vigor, tender skin needs no peeling, great on grill, 58 days. Hardy, vigorous, disease resistant plants. Roasting recipe found on web.
W173 Little Fingers Eggplant
Early, high yield, prolific, purple fruit, up to 7" or pick at 3", clusters of 3-6, green calyx, spineless, great flavor, fine in patio pot, 68 days.
TRN092 Little White Fingers
Early, high yield, snow white, up to 7" or pick at 3", clusters of 3-6, spineless, tender, great flavor, fine in patio pot, 68 days.
TRN093 Long White Angel
12" long tender white, very delicious, compact plant for container, great stir fry, 60 days.
TRN094 Patio Baby
This natural dwarf plant sets fruit all summer long with an astonishing 25 to 50 eggplants per plant! Best when you pick when just a few inches in diameter, tender and succulent.
2014 All-America Selection winner. The fruit is ready in less than 7 weeks from transplanting the seedlings in spring. Just 2 to 3 inches in diameter, they are a glossy purple so dark it looks black. 60 days.
Purple with white streaks, this oblong eggplant is shaped somewhere between Italian and Japanese types. 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 & tender skin. In order for fruit of this variety to be marketed in Europe under the name, it must come from Leonidio (Controlled Designation of Origin). 60 days.
TRN096 Ao Daimaru
Ao Daimaru is a highly prized traditional kyo yasai or Kyoto vegetable, from the Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It is a delicacy in that region from early Meiji period.
This unique fruit is globe-type with a flat bottom, light green skin, green calyx, and averages 1/4 lb. Flesh is dense and creamy when cooked and has a rich flavor. 65 days.
TRN097 Black Enorma Hybrid
Very early with extra large fruits. Black Enorma produces traditional eggplants long before other varieties start setting. Medium sized plants are strong and suited to outdoor and cold frame growing.
30-36 inch tall plants will bear a large harvest of 1 to 1.5 lb glossy, jet-black eggplants, 3-4 plants should provide enough eggplants for a family of four. 75 days.
W174 Round Mauve Eggplant
4" round, warm lavender, few seeds, great non bitter eating, compact plant for patio pot, 65 days.
FB186 Fairytale Eggplant
AAS, Dwarf, very early, clusters of 3-5, sweet, lavender with white stripes, fine in patio pot, 55 days.
FB125 Striped Toga Eggplant
Stunning 3 x 1" oval, orange with green stripes, strong mild flavor, holds well as excellent ornamental, 75 days.
FB126 Turkish Orange Eggplant
Unique, brilliant orange, green stripes, tennis ball size, very flavorful, great stuffed, 90 days.
W116 Rosa Bianca
80 days Colorful, light
pink-lavender fruit with white shading. Rich, mild flesh is
very popular with chefs and gardeners alike! No bitterness. A
great variety for heirloom market growers.
VC271 Oriental Ichiban
An unusual plant that produces
loads of slim, 10" long eggplant fruits that are a deep purple.
An excellent garden variety with outstanding flavor.
This heavy yielder can produce as
many as 5 enormous rich deep purplish-black fruits at a time.
Tender, tasty and retains color very well. One of the best
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