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.

 
 
Japanese Pickling Eggplant

Japanese Pickling Eggplant EG161

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

Kamo EG200

65 days. This drop-dead gorgeous Japanese sort is delicious, too! Very... 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
 
Kazakhstan Eggplant

Kazakhstan Eggplant EG170

Seed collected at a state-run market in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, by A.T. Whittemore,... 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
 
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
 
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
 
eg141

Lao White Eggplant EG141

White, 2” ball-shaped fruit turn deep yellow as they ripen; a colorful... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Listada di Gandi

Listada De Gandia Eggplant EG137

90 days. One of the most popular heirloom types; this one has 7”-long fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Little Fingers Eggplant

Little Fingers Eggplant EG169

65 days. Small, purple-black fruits are produced in clusters on sturdy,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Little Green Eggplant

Little Green Eggplant EG172

75 days. Charming, single-stemmed plants yield green fruits to 3 ½ inches... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
eg188

Little Sailor Eggplant EG188

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

Louisiana Long Green Eggplant EG115

100 days. Large, 8”-long, light green banana-shaped fruit that have pale... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
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
 
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
 
Rosso di Rotonda Eggplant

Melanzane Rosso Di Rotonda EG199

(S. aethiopicum) 80 days Fruits are oblate, smooth and mature to a brilliant... 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
 
New York Eggplant

New York Improved Eggplant EG192

75 days. Large black fruit produced on compact plants. The tasty flesh... 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
 
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
 
Ping Tung Eggplant

Ping Tung Eggplant EG109

70 days. A wonderful eggplant from Ping Tung, Taiwan. Fruits are purple... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
eg183

Prosperosa Eggplant EG183

75 days. Massive fruits are nearly round to slightly teardrop shaped, and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Rayada

Rayada Eggplant EG178

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