Eggplant

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 22

95.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
cranberryfiend
Location:
Stamford, CT, United States
Date:
December 29, 2016
          5.0
 
An every year keeper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant and fruit

What are the cons? none

Review:

HUGE eggplants, so tasty grilled, and one is enough for a crowd. Strong plants need sturdy staking, and look fake because they're 30% fruit! Sure did impress my friends. First year growing this eggplant, but it's now one of only 4 every-year eggplants in the garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fahad Alazemi
Location:
Ahmadi, Kuwait
Date:
November 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Aswad eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Size, taste

What are the cons? Huge plant, consider the space

Review:

I've been growing eggplants for years and I've tried multiple different varieties. Aswad is the best in terms of productivity,size, taste, heat and cold tolerance and disease resistance . The plant is huge so consider space and support. I'll keep growing it forever.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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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7 out of 7 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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3 out of 3 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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