Eggplants are beautiful, 1.5-3′ bushes with 1-2″ 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′ apart. Begin harvesting when fruits are about half their full size.
BLACK BEAUTY Eggplant (OP) 80 days
Bushy, spreading, 24-30″ tall plants with 4-6″ oval, purple-skinned fruits. High quality with a fine flavor. Yields well even in the north over a long season. Packet is 250 seeds.
IVORY PATIO Eggplant
Forms compact, well-branched 18-24″ tall plants which freely produce delicious, beautiful, white oval 3-5″ fruits. An outstanding performer in containers or the garden.
JAPANESE MILLIONAIRE Eggplant 70 days
Sweet and mild, brilliant black slender fruits are nearly seedless and will grow to 8″ or more long. The fabulous flavor of Japanese Millionaire make them the perfect eggplant to stir-fry.
ROSA BIANCA Eggplant (OP) 75 to 80 days
Organically grown. Four to six″ 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.
LONG PURPLE Eggplant (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″ long.
Oval, purple and cream-streaked, 3-4″ bitter-free fruits. The 2-3′ plants are extremely productive, even in Northern climates.
How to Plant Eggplant Seeds
Sow Eggplant seed in cell packs or flats 8 weeks prior to planting out in the garden. Kept between 80-90°F., germination is in 7-14 days. Will not germinate in cool soil. Transplant into the garden 18-24″ apart.