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Aswad Eggplant (25 seeds) (EG175) $3.00
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Aswad Eggplant

         
 
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This incredibly delicious Iraqi variety comes from our friend Nael Aziz. Satiny, dark purple-black fruits get very large—to 3 pounds or more. Shaped like a squat teardrop, the flesh is sweet and tender, perfect for grilling or baking. The fruit are abundantly produced. Very heat tolerant and productive in our trials.
 
Aswad Eggplant
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 27
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
greg
Location:
shoreham, NY, United States
Date:
October 9, 2017
          5.0
 
The best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? great at any size

What are the cons? honestly, none!

Review:

From here on out, my one and only frying/baking eggplant. I took an interest in these having been to Iraq and I was amazed at how everything grew over there when you add ancient irrigation techniques to the fields along the Tigris River where I was posted (Date palm groves, pomegranates, citrus trees, figs, pears, huge watermelons and all the rest of the summer staples... heat and dry conditions coupled with flooding the fields as needed grew everything to its fullest potential) I had only three plants, and even after putting these in late due to a cold spring, I harvested close to 40 fruits. I weighed them all out of curiosity, the largest was 3.74 pounds. Even then they were virtually seedless and tasted amazing. I picked many softball sized ones as needed for frying and they were just as good. Given that i probably could've harvested much earlier. Bake them over a bed of onions topped with diced tomatoes and fresh mozz, or fry and top with roasted peppers. Can't go wrong!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LJinMD
Location:
North East, MD, United States
Date:
September 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Great eggplant Not bitter
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive, not bitter

What are the cons? none

Review:

In the past, I always had issues with my eggplants being bitter, even when harvested rather young/small. I have not had any problems with this eggplant being bitter, even when the fruits are large. I grew two plants in pots this year and I have been giving extra eggplants away to my parents and in-laws as well as a neighbor. It is almost October and it is still producing like crazy. These are the largest eggplants (the plants) I have grown and I recommend staking them. We have had wildly swinging temperatures this summer and this eggplant chugs along, seeming unaffected. I am definitely growing it again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ken
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
September 6, 2017
          4.0
 
Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Yield- large fruit

What are the cons? Decent flavor, others better

Review:

This year I included this variety in my trials for eggplant. I found it produces as advertised. The weight of individual fruits commonly exceeded 2lbs, and almost always over 1 lb. Each plant continues to set multiple fruit, and at the tail end of the season (getting ready to enter fall here), they continue to churn out fruit. I love the purplish-black sheen of the skin, but do not like the thickness. Depending on the method, the skin can remain tough after cooking. Taste is average- it is exactly what I would expect of a typical eggplant. I would compare these to Black Beauty in overall taste and size, with some differences in shape, primarily. If yield is your goal and you are not after a different color or different shape, this is a quality variety. I may continue to grow this variety in the future. However, I strongly favor Bangladeshi Long for taste and texture (also sold here at Baker Creek).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bprovencal
Location:
Christoval, TX, United States
Date:
July 25, 2017
          5.0
 
Try this one
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? everything

What are the cons? none

Review:

OMG this is the most amazing eggplant I have ever grown! I just harvested 2 2lb fruits, sliced, brushed with olive oil and baked, they came out with a creamy custard consistency that was out of this world! Plant is vigorous and strong, didn't get attacked by flea beetles or other pests, and continues to pump out fruits. Isn't fazed by our hot and dry weather at all.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MMG
Location:
Murray, UT, United States
Date:
February 10, 2017
          4.0
 
Loves our hot dry climate
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great for hot climates

What are the cons? Wear gloves to harvest

Review:

These are beautiful and produce well in hot dry soil. They tend to stay sweet even when they are large.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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