Eggplant

Eggplant

(Solanum melongena and others) 25-35 seeds per packet. We offer the best selection of quality heirloom eggplants in the USA. This is my favorite crop, as it is easy to grow, and the fruit is nutritious and incredibly delicious. Another of the great staple agricultural crops of India, eggplant varieties have long been appreciated in traditional communities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Mediterranean coast, and, more recently, the Americas. With their often large and showy purple or white blooms and velvety leaves, eggplants are ornamental enough to grow in the border or even in the front yard! Heat-loving plants, eggplants are best started indoors about 8 weeks before the last frost date of spring. Be sure to set out transplants only after carefully hardening them to outdoor conditions, and only after warm weather has really arrived.

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Ping Tung Eggplant

Ping Tung Eggplant EG109

70 days. A wonderful eggplant from Ping Tung, Taiwan. Fruits are purple... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 Antigua Eggplant

Antigua Eggplant EG189

80 days. Amazingly beautiful lavender-streaked fruits are 6-8 inches long,... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Diamond Eggplant

Diamond Eggplant EG102

70 days. Mild, dark purple, 6-9” x 2-3” slender fruit; superb flavor and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
eg101

Casper Eggplant EG101

75 days. Medium size, very attractive, smooth ivory-white fruit that have... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Aswad Eggplant

Aswad Eggplant EG175

This incredibly delicious Iraqi variety comes from our friend Nael Aziz.... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Black Beauty Eggplant

Black Beauty Eggplant EG113

90 days. Standard old type, large black fruit of excellent quality. Very... Read More
         
 
 
$1.75
 
Rosa Bianca Eggplant

Rosa Bianca Eggplant EG105

80 days. Colorful, light pink-lavender fruit with white shading. Rich,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Florida Market Eggplant

Florida Market Eggplant EG114

85 days. Very large plant; large purple bell-shaped fruit. An old standard... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Kamo Eggplant

Kamo EG200

65 days. This drop-dead gorgeous Japanese sort is delicious, too! Very... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Eggplant Mitoyo

Mitoyo EG201

Large fruits are oval to teardrop-shaped and nearly black. Flesh is very... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Astrakom Eggplant

Astrakom Eggplant EG174

Compact plants reached barely two feet in our trials. Each plant yielded... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Malaysian Dark Red Eggplant

Malaysian Dark Red Eggplant EG148

Tender and delicious, violet-colored fruit are long and slender. This productive... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
eg190

Fingers Mix Eggplant EG190

80 days. A formula mix of various eggplants in a range of colors. The common... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Turkish Orange Eggplant

Turkish Orange Eggplant EG134

80 days. This beautiful heirloom comes from Turkey. The 3” round fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Prosperosa Eggplant

Prosperosa Eggplant EG183

75 days. Massive fruits are nearly round to slightly teardrop shaped, and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Pandora Striped Rose Eggplant

Pandora Striped Rose Eggplant EG129

A great market variety, teardrop-shaped fruit are a lovely lilac-rose color... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Listada De Gandia Eggplant

Listada De Gandia Eggplant EG137

90 days. One of the most popular heirloom types; this one has 7”-long fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Thai Long Green Eggplant

Thai Long Green Eggplant EG119

85 days. Very mild and sweet, the 10” to 12” long, very slender fruit are... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Applegreen Eggplant

Applegreen Eggplant EG103

70 days. An early, light-green eggplant. Good yield, very tender and delicious.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Edirne Purple Striped Eggplant

Edirne Purple Striped Eggplant EG160

Originally collected in Edirne (Adrianople), Turkey, in 1948, and stored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Cambodian Green Giant Eggplant

Cambodian Green Giant Eggplant EG177

Here is a large, round, flat variety from the kingdom of Cambodia. We collected... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Louisiana Long Green Eggplant

Louisiana Long Green Eggplant EG115

100 days. Large, 8”-long, light green banana-shaped fruit that have pale... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Ronde De Valence Eggplant

Ronde De Valence Eggplant EG162

Lovely, black fruit are almost perfectly round in shape and the size of... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
New York Eggplant

New York Improved Eggplant EG192

75 days. Large black fruit produced on compact plants. The tasty flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Ma-Zu Purple Chinese Eggplant

Ma-Zu Purple Chinese Eggplant EG159

Delicious, sweet and tender describe the flavorful fruit of “Ma-Zu” eggplant.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Thai Lavender Frog Egg Eggplant

Thai Lavender Frog Egg Eggplant EG186

80 days. Collected by the Gettles in central Thailand, where the natives... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Syrian Stuffing Eggplant

Syrian Stuffing Eggplant EG184

Another treasure received from our Syrian friend, Ragad Khorani. This one... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Little Fingers Eggplant

Little Fingers Eggplant EG169

65 days. Small, purple-black fruits are produced in clusters on sturdy,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Japanese White Egg

Japanese White Egg Eggplant EG110

65 days. Full, rich flavor; lovely 2”-3” white fruit are perfect for stir-frying.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Korean Red Eggplant

Korean Red Eggplant EG171

Rounded bush to 3 feet tall, yields tender, sweet green fruits very early... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Kazakhstan Eggplant

Kazakhstan Eggplant EG170

Seed collected at a state-run market in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, by A.T. Whittemore,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Tsakoniki Eggplant

Tsakoniki Eggplant EG203

80 days. Elongated fruits are slightly curved, run to about 7” long. Fruits... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Japanese Pickling Eggplant

Japanese Pickling Eggplant EG161

A beautiful, long, slender Japanese variety that produces fruit up to 16”... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Rayada Eggplant

Rayada Eggplant EG178

80 days—An excellent introduction from the Puerto Rico Experiment Station... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant

Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant EG143

90 days. A lovely little eggplant that is the size and shape of a ping-pong... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda

Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda EG199

(S. aethiopicum) 80 days Fruits are oblate, smooth and mature to a brilliant... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Kashmiri Brinjal Eggplant

Kashmiri Brinjal Eggplant EG193

80 days. Oval to elongated fruits in clear shades of lavender to pink.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Little Sailor Eggplant

Little Sailor Eggplant EG188

75-80 days. Rather early type as you might expect from this variety that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
eg147

Thai White Ribbed Eggplant EG147

85 days. The most unique-looking of the Thai eggplants, these are pure... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Bangladeshi Long Eggplant

Bangladeshi Long Eggplant EG146

Cylindrical fruit are very attractive-looking, being purplegray with dark... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Rotonda Bianca Sfumata Eggplant

Rotonda Bianca Sfumata Eggplant EG116

120 days. This beautiful, round, white eggplant is shaded with rose-pink... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Thai Chao Praya Eggplant

Thai Chao Praya Eggplant EG166

Chao Praya is a Thai matti-gulla type eggplant that is vigorous and prolific.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Aubergine Du Burkina Faso Eggplant

Aubergine Du Burkina Faso Eggplant EG139

(S. aethiopicum) A unique heirloom from Burkina Faso, West Africa, featuring... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Tadifi Eggplant

Tadifi Eggplant EG180

80 days. Gorgeous little market variety, originally collected in the market... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Round Mauve Eggplant

Round Mauve Eggplant EG130

85 days. Round, 4” fruit are a lovely, deep mauve color; purple calyx.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Thai Yellow Egg Eggplant

Thai Yellow Egg Eggplant EG122

Famous in Thailand, the egg-sized fruit are picked when they are bright... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Arumugam's Eggplant

Arumugam's Eggplant EG149

This variety produces an assortment of green, white and lavender fruit,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Lao Green Stripe Eggplant

Lao Green Stripe Eggplant EG140

Colorful, green-white-purple striped, 2-4” ball-shaped fruit have pleasant... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Violette Longue Hative Eggplant

Violette Longue Hative Eggplant EG163

The historic "Early Long Purple" has been a standard for many years in... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
eg154

Gbogname Eggplant EG154

An ancient vegetable from Togo, West Africa. The young, green leaves are... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Udmalbet Eggplant

Udmalbet Eggplant EG104

90 days. A rare colorful eggplant from India. Egg-shaped fruit are light... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Homsi Eggplant

Homsi Eggplant EG185

Large fruits, to about 5 inches in length, are predominantly a lavender... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
eg141

Lao White Eggplant EG141

White, 2” ball-shaped fruit turn deep yellow as they ripen; a colorful... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Little Green Eggplant

Little Green Eggplant EG172

75 days. Charming, single-stemmed plants yield green fruits to 3 ½ inches... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Black Stem Eggplant

Black Stem Eggplant EG168

This ornamental variety is grown for its stunning black stems and red,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Goyo Kumba Eggplant

Goyo Kumba Eggplant EG144

Brilliant, shiny red 3” fruit. This African variety is among the most colorful... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Cannibal Tomato Eggplant

Cannibal Tomato Eggplant EG153

(S. uporo) Beautiful, attractive plants are covered with loads of shiny... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Nipple Fruit Eggplant

Nipple Fruit Eggplant EG135

(Solanum mammosum) This is one of the most amazing plants I have grown.... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Cookstown Orange Eggplant

Cookstown Orange Eggplant EG173

Tomato-shaped fruits start out green, eventually turning a gorgeous red-orange... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Red China Eggplant

Red China Eggplant EG142

One of the most ornamental of all eggplants, the upright plants produce... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Red Ruffled Eggplant

Red Ruffled Eggplant EG145

Also known as ‘Hmong Red’, this bitter-tasting Asian variety is used in... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
eg150

Thai Round Purple Eggplant EG150

An attractive, productive variety. Pretty, grape candy colored fruits are... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Ukrainian Beauty Eggplant

Ukrainian Beauty Eggplant EG156

Big, beautiful, purple-black fruit are great for baking. This great variety... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
 
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