(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.
90 days. Standard old type, large black fruit of excellent quality. Very...
70 days. Mild, dark purple, 6-9” x 2-3” slender fruit; superb flavor and...
70 days. An early, light-green eggplant. Good yield, very tender and delicious....
90 days. A rare colorful eggplant from India. Egg-shaped fruit are light...
70 days. A wonderful eggplant from Ping Tung, Taiwan. Fruits are purple...
65 days. Full, rich flavor; lovely 2”-3” white fruit are perfect for stir-frying....
100 days. Large, 8”-long, light green banana-shaped fruit that have pale...
85 days. Very mild and sweet, the 10” to 12” long, very slender fruit are...
85 days. Round, 4” fruit are a lovely, deep mauve color; purple calyx....
80 days. This beautiful heirloom comes from Turkey. The 3” round fruit...
This variety produces an assortment of green, white and lavender fruit,...
Big, beautiful, purple-black fruit are great for baking. This great variety...
Chao Praya is a Thai matti-gulla type eggplant that is vigorous and prolific....
This ornamental variety is grown for its stunning black stems and red,...
Seed collected at a state-run market in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, by A.T. Whittemore,...
Compact plants reached barely two feet in our trials. Each plant yielded...
90 days. One of the most popular heirloom types; this one has 7”-long fruit...
One of the most ornamental of all eggplants, the upright plants produce...
Brilliant, shiny red 3” fruit. This African variety is among the most colorful...
Cylindrical fruit are very attractive-looking, being purplegray
Delicious, sweet and tender describe the flavorful fruit of “Ma-Zu” eggplant....
65 days. Small, purple-black fruits are produced in clusters on sturdy,...
80 days—An excellent introduction from the Puerto Rico Experiment Station...
77 days. Skin is an attractive soft green. Blocky-shaped fruits keep good...