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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: 30
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Holly
Location:
Foxfield, CO, United States
Date:
February 13, 2018
          5.0
 
So far so good
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Popped right up, growing fast

What are the cons? nothing so far

Review:

I am writing a review even though I have no eggplants yet. I received a package that had a note on it about low germination. They sent more seeds to make up for the supposedly poor germination rate. Anyway, I planted 4 seeds and all 4 popped right up. I planted on 1-22-18 and exactly 3 weeks later, the plants are a sturdy 5 inches tall with large leaves. They obvjously have high standards about germination rates it's awesome that they sent extra seeds, but I won't be needing them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
strawdog
Location:
Mountain Grove, MO, United States
Date:
January 1, 2018
          4.0
 
One of the best
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? size and flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is one of my favorite eggplants since it was introduced here, I love the large healthy plants they produce some of the best large eggplants with great flavor no need to peel them just slice and cook them in any way you want, I love them fried or grilled.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sewcrazeee
Location:
Phoenixville, PA, United States
Date:
December 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Our New Favorite Eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, tall but compact

What are the cons? Nothing to dislike

Review:

I have to admit that I chose this variety based on its drought tolerance. We had a very dry summer here in PA in 2016, so drought tolerance was a priority. We've always had to work hard for our Black Beauty eggplants: protect the baby plants from hungry varmints, frequent watering, battling the continuous flea beetle assaults, and all for a few measly fruits. Aswad was a fabulous discovery for us. The seedlings were robust, there was no sign of transplant shock, and they grew and grew and grew! The plants eventually measured just under 6 feet tall, but didn't get overly wide. Our eggplant crop was more than plentiful, and no matter what size we used for dinner, they were delicious. As an added bonus, it was fun to slice them, see the creamy white, seedless interior, then watch as the few seeds inside turned light brown right in front of your eyes. Eggplant magic! We had literally dozens of fruits on only 5 plants. BTW, it rained a lot this past year and Aswad did not mind a bit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 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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11 out of 12 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

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