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EGGPLANT SEEDS

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 How to plant Eggplant seeds 

Eggplants are beautiful, 1.5-3 foot bushes with 1-2 inch violet flowers and showy purple, lavender, green or white fruit. Superb in containers. Start seeds indoors about 2 months before the soil warms in your area. Plant 2-3 feet apart. Begin harvesting when fruits are about half their full size.

Pinstripe Patio eggplant VG01203

PINSTRIPE Patio Eggplant Seeds 65-70 days

Produces attractive, oval, purple fruits striped in cream, over a very long season. Pinstripe eggplants may be harvested at the "baby" stage, when they can be eaten whole, or allowed to fully mature to 4 ounces or more. Plants are branching and compact, with appealing silver-green foliage. Grows to 18 inches tall in containers, to 2 feet tall when planted in the vegetable garden.

10 seeds - $3.99
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Black Beauty eggplant VG09028

BLACK BEAUTY Eggplant Seeds (OP) 80 days

Bushy, spreading, 24-30 inch tall plants with 4-6 inch oval, purple-skinned fruits. High quality with a fine flavor. Yields well even in the north over a long season. Packet is 250 seeds.

250 seeds - $1.99
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Emerald Isle Patio eggplant. VG01251

EMERALD ISLE Patio Eggplant Seeds 58-62 days

Produces heavy crops of oval, pastel green, 2 ounce fruits veined in deep green. Plants grow to 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide, and are a great choice for containers, or the vegetable garden. Emerald Isle provides a colorful alternative to purple eggplants, and are especially tasty when added to Asian dishes.

10 seeds - $3.99
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Ivory Patio eggplant VG09040

IVORY PATIO Eggplant Seeds

Forms compact, well-branched 18-24 inch tall plants which freely produce delicious, beautiful, white oval 3-5 inch fruits. An outstanding performer in containers or the garden.

10 seeds - $3.99
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Calliope eggplant VG09035

CALLIOPE Eggplant Seeds

Oval, purple and cream-streaked, 3-4 inch bitter-free fruits. The 2-3 foot plants are extremely productive, even in Northern climates.

25 seeds - $2.99
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Japanese Millionaire eggplants VG09801

JAPANESE MILLIONAIRE Eggplant Seeds 70 days

Sweet and mild, brilliant black slender fruits are nearly seedless and will grow to 8 inches or more long. The fabulous flavor of 'Japanese Millionaire' make them the perfect eggplant to stir-fry.

30 seeds - $2.49
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Rosa Bianca organic eggplant VG00351

ROSA BIANCA Eggplant Seeds (OP) 75 to 80 days

Organically grown. Four to six inch truly egg-shaped fruits have a delicate, mild flavor and are beautifully airbrushed in rosy purple with white accents. Great for Italian and Mediterranean recipes.

40 seeds - $1.99
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Rosa Bianca organic eggplant VG00352

LONG PURPLE Eggplant Seeds (OP) 80 days

Organically grown. Long Purple is a prolific Italian heirloom eggplant from the 1870s, with especially tender skin, few seeds and long, slender shape. Best harvested when fruits are 8 to 10 inches long.

50 seeds - $1.99
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How to Plant Eggplant Seeds

Sow Eggplant seed in cell packs or flats 8 weeks prior to planting out in the garden. Try to keep temperature between 80-90°F. Will not germinate in cool soil. Transplant into the garden 18-24 inches apart.