(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.
One of the most ornamental of all eggplants, the upright plants produce...
(Solanum mammosum) This is one of the most amazing plants I have grown....
This ornamental variety is grown for its stunning black stems and red,...
80 days—An excellent introduction from the Puerto Rico Experiment Station...
85 days. Round, 4” fruit are a lovely, deep mauve color; purple calyx....
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...
Chao Praya is a Thai matti-gulla type eggplant that is vigorous and prolific....
75 days. Charming, single-stemmed plants yield green fruits to 3 ½ inches...
Big, beautiful, purple-black fruit are great for baking. This great variety...
80 days. Gorgeous little market variety, originally collected in the market...
80 days. Oval to elongated fruits in clear shades of lavender to pink....
75 days. Large black fruit produced on compact plants. The tasty flesh...
90 days. A lovely little eggplant that is the size and shape of a ping-pong...
An ancient vegetable from Togo, West Africa. The young, green leaves are...
90 days. A rare colorful eggplant from India. Egg-shaped fruit are light...
Colorful, green-white-purple striped, 2-4” ball-shaped fruit have pleasant...
White, 2” ball-shaped fruit turn deep yellow as they ripen; a colorful...
A beautiful, long, slender Japanese variety that produces fruit up to 16”...
120 days. This beautiful, round, white eggplant is shaded with rose-pink...
75-80 days. Rather early type as you might expect from this variety that...
This variety produces an assortment of green, white and lavender fruit,...
Seed collected at a state-run market in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, by A.T. Whittemore,...
An attractive, productive variety. Pretty, grape candy colored fruits are...