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Aswad Eggplant (25-35 seeds) (EG175) $3.00
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Aswad Eggplant

         
 
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This incredibly delicious Iraqi variety comes from our friend Nael Aziz. Satiny, dark purple-black fruits get very large—to 3 pounds or more. Shaped like a squat teardrop, the flesh is sweet and tender, perfect for grilling or baking. The fruit are abundantly produced. Very heat tolerant and productive in our trials.

 
Aswad Eggplant
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Amanda
Location:
Chandler, AZ
Date:
July 9, 2014
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tolerates the heat!

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew these because they are listed as heat tolerant. I have no complaints on these plants! My seed germinated well and I transplanted them out into prepared soil in larger pots. I had to put tomato cages around them they got so big! They have produced a lot of fruit, though the fruit has stayed small. It's been reaching around 112F here recently and these plants seem to be laughing at the heat! My Parents tried growing these back east and the humid wet climate didn't work well for them and the plants didn't produce. However here in the dry desert these plants thrive. They seem to tolerate drought too. Even growing in pots I've only had to water them once a day in the high heat. That's a bonus in such an arid hot climate. Desert dwellers, this is your eggplant!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Amanda 9 Jul 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
homegrown
Location:
Maricopa, AZ
Date:
June 27, 2014
          5.0
 
Aswad eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy and tasty.

What are the cons? Plant is large, need support.

Review:

Wow, these produced before asian type was just starting to set flowers. I picked 3each 1-1/2lb fruits within two month period of transplanting, with about a dozen more in various stages of growth. They are prolific and taste great.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By homegrown 27 Jun 2014

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lynn
Location:
Pacific, MO
Date:
December 25, 2013
          5.0
 
Fabulous Flavor
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? hearty, gorgeous huge leaves

What are the cons? nice size thorns.

Review:

Any Eggplant grown organically suffers natures whims. This eggplant is no exception. In a horrible season for gardening this plant performed. Fruits that were nearly seedless and so sweet. They started fruiting when they were 12 inches tall and still in their pots. A warning, make sure you cage these plants. They are too prolific and the fruit too heavy and they can't support it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Lynn 25 Dec 2013

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie
Location:
Ypsilanti, MI
Date:
December 10, 2013
          5.0
 
Lovely eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, easy to grow

What are the cons? Thorns

Review:

These did very well in my SE Michigan garden. I neglected them a bit and grew them too close together, but the plants were healthy and grew tons of nice eggplants. I ended up drying a bunch of them in slices. I layer them over pasta and tomatoes, then add tomato sauce and cheese.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Katie 10 Dec 2013

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nicole
Location:
Southwest, TX
Date:
November 3, 2013
          1.0
 
No luck with these.
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful foliage

What are the cons? not very hardy

Review:

I've tried this eggplant two years in a row with no luck. It comes as a surprise to me, since I successfully grow 6 or more varieties of eggplant every year, ranging from Thai to Italian to Japanese types. The aswad seedlings don't seem to have the same vigor as the others. I lose about 2/3 of the young plants even before setting them in the ground. The ones that do go in the ground get hit pretty hard by insects. Their leaves will be eaten down to nothing while the other varieties are practically untouched. The ones that survive the insects do come back, but I still have yet to harvest a single fruit. To be fair, we did have some weather issues in the last two years, ranging from cold to heat. But every other variety of eggplant I planted came back and produced wonderful crops. I'm going to give the aswad one more try next year, but if that doesn't work, I'll move on to something else.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Nicole 3 Nov 2013

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