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Aswad Eggplant (15-25 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: 20
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

95.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Garden life
Location:
Turlock, CA, United States
Date:
September 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Overall great plants
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Good flavor, abundant harvests

What are the cons? Succumbed to spidermites

Review:

Overall I loved the Aswad eggplants I grew this year. I picked up two Aswad plants at my college's plant sale and was told the seeds came from Baker Creek. They grew quickly and took a couple months to produce but produced abundantly. I harvested over 30 lbs of this variety between July 4th and the end of August. I stopped weighing harvest at that point because I was satisfied enough to want them next year. It is now nearing late September and I have just removed them today because they finally succumbed to spidermites. I am still satisfied with the plants because they survived all other insects that destroyed most other varieties I planted. These will be my new go to eggplant variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RedWiggler
Location:
Philadelphia area, PA, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          4.0
 
Ideal for grilling and parm
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? sweet, tasty, meaty, huge

What are the cons? easy to let get overripe

Review:

These eggplants not only can grow to be the size of your head, but they never turn "bouncy" to let you know they're ripe, so it becomes really easy to end up with overripe eggplants. When in doubt, pick early as soon as they reach supermarket eggplant size rather than wait, even if the fruit feels very hard. As long as you keep picking, these prolific plants will continue to pump out fruit. The extra-firm texture makes them ideal for grilling, for parmesan, fried eggplant, etc. If you let them go too long, they might get unpleasantly seedy, but they actually don't turn bitter. I pickled the eggplants I let sit too long on the plant, and they turned out great. They're still producing now in late September, and the vigorous plants are over 5 feet tall. I really recommend these and would definitely grow them again--I just wish I'd known in advance that they remained hard even when ripe. They aren't early, but they're not that late despite their size.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Felix
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
July 23, 2016
          4.0
 
Did well
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tolerated flea beetles well

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted two varieties of eggplant this year (2016). The Aswad did the best of all of them. They germinated well and tolerated flea beetles better than the Kazakhstan variety. The fruit got to be about the size of a softball and were smooth and shiny, very nice in appearance. They also were very tasty. I'll probably try this variety again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dave Williamson
Location:
Mesa, AZ, United States
Date:
November 1, 2015
          5.0
 
Hostile summer survivor
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Sweet flesh thin skin

What are the cons? Attracts the flea beetle

Review:

Planted seeds in February. After battling the flea beetle that made the plants look as if shot by buckshot, the plants settled in and grew well into tall cages in raised beds. I give them plenty of well composted farm manure. After the 120 degree summer heat we started to get an abundance of fruit and have an ample supply for two people from three plants, as well as giving a lot away. This is my third year with Aswad from seed and it is more popular with my wife than Ping Tung or Millennium, both of which are prolific here. I pick them before they get too big, to be sure that they are really tender and just enough for one meal. Cut them into four 3/4 inch slices and fry in olive oil with LOTS of garlic and put fried garlic and grated Parmesan cheese over to serve - delicious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
farmer
Location:
Simsbury, CT, United States
Date:
October 1, 2015
          4.0
 
Worked second time around
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? first to produce

What are the cons? susceptible to bugs in my gard

Review:

I grew this variety last year and got totally skunked by insects. This year I grew 5 varieties of eggplant including this one again and all were hit dard by insects again. I did very reluctantly spray my plants with Sevin for fear I might not get any eggplant for two years running. After the bugs were vanquished these beautiful eggplant flourished, and I've had the best harvest ever. also the best tasting ever.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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