(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.
(S. uporo) Beautiful, attractive plants are covered with loads of shiny...
Large fruits, to about 5 inches in length, are predominantly a lavender...
(Solanum mammosum) This is one of the most amazing plants I have grown....
One of the most ornamental of all eggplants, the upright plants produce...
This ornamental variety is grown for its stunning black stems and red,...
90 days. A lovely little eggplant that is the size and shape of a ping-pong...
Brilliant, shiny red 3” fruit. This African variety is among the most colorful...
Also known as ‘Hmong Red’, this bitter-tasting Asian variety is used in...
80 days—An excellent introduction from the Puerto Rico Experiment Station...
75 days. Charming, single-stemmed plants yield green fruits to 3 ½ inches...
80 days. Oval to elongated fruits in clear shades of lavender to pink....
85 days. Round, 4” fruit are a lovely, deep mauve color; purple calyx....
An ancient vegetable from Togo, West Africa. The young, green leaves are...
Chao Praya is a Thai matti-gulla type eggplant that is vigorous and prolific....
75 days. Large black fruit produced on compact plants. The tasty flesh...
120 days. This beautiful, round, white eggplant is shaded with rose-pink...
Colorful, green-white-purple striped, 2-4” ball-shaped fruit have pleasant...
80 days. Gorgeous little market variety, originally collected in the market...
This variety produces an assortment of green, white and lavender fruit,...
70 days. An early, light-green eggplant. Good yield, very tender and delicious....
Famous in Thailand, the egg-sized fruit are picked when they are bright...
White, 2” ball-shaped fruit turn deep yellow as they ripen; a colorful...
Seed collected at a state-run market in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, by A.T. Whittemore,...
A beautiful, long, slender Japanese variety that produces fruit up to 16”...