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Diamond Eggplant (25-35 seeds) (EG102) $2.25

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Diamond Eggplant

         
 
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70 days. Mild, dark purple, 6-9” x 2-3” slender fruit; superb flavor and firm flesh. Becoming popular with market growers and home gardeners. This variety from the Ukraine was collected by Seed Savers Exchange in 1993.
 
Diamond Eggplant
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Jay Diane
Location:
Columbus, OH, United States
Date:
August 19, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great raste, prolific

What are the cons? Mites

Review:

I really love these eggplants, Again The Taste was great on them. They were prolific producer in my arse boxes. That might fit seem to like some. I had to look up how to and when to harvest some as to not let them get over ripe. I really enjoy these and these will continue to be an annual plant for me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MomsintheGarden
Location:
Northwest Virginia, VA, United States
Date:
January 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Great producer
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific and tasty

What are the cons? Very attractive to pests

Review:

I grew these in 2017, starting them in a cell tray on a heat mat about 8 weeks before setting out in late May. Germination was about 80%. They produced very well from July until frost. You can pick eggplants small or large, any time after they form. Eggplants are fussy about warmth and water. We watered them with a soaker hose once a week if it didn't rain. We fertilized them with Tomato Tone from Espoma, and they grew well. Like all eggplants, these attracted flea beetles, hornworm caterpillars, potato beetles, and blister beetles. I dealt with flea beetles by spraying just before sunset with Pyola (pyrethrins) about once a week from May to mid-July. We picked off the other pests and their eggs every few days. Be careful to wear gloves and long sleeves when handling blister beetles. Of the 15 plants we set out, 12 survived to produce. Two didn't make it because they were shaded by other plants - they grow more slowly than tomatoes and peppers. One spontaneously died.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gerard1
Location:
Darien, CT, United States
Date:
August 1, 2017
          5.0
 
High germination rate
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Recommended for containers

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Eggplant germination requires high temperatures. I read a lot of pepper and eggplant reviews where customers complain about "poor germination." Most of these varieties I have tried and had high germination, but I use heat mats, custom soil mixes, and proper hydration/dry out. Eggplants and peppers require heat mats, excellent drainage and aeration to prevent damp off, and constant moisture (can be soaked given great drainage and aeration), unless your room temp is upper 80's. Dont even bother putting the seedlings in cold soil or trying to grow them in a 60 degree room, pretend they are a rainforest animal that needs hot conditions (not overly humid though they could rot at soil level or on the leaves since they will get sick and fungally compromised). Remember this is an Indian ditch weed more or less so given the proper conditions, it should be easy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mike
Location:
cheney, WA, United States
Date:
February 19, 2017
          5.0
 
Diamond Eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, great tasing

What are the cons? none

Review:

excellent germination and very easy to grow. I have grown numerous eggplant varieties in my short season area, and this has done spectacularly well for me every year. It is by far my favorite variety. Diamond sets fruits very early and is a very prolific producer all season long up until Autumn frosts. It does very well with the cool nights we have in August when the temperature sometimes gets down to the low 50's to mid 40's. Very tasty variety too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Susan T.
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Date:
July 29, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent early eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, prdoctive

What are the cons? none

Review:

The standard variety of eggplant sold here in Michigan (zone 5) is "black beauty," which unfortunately takes forever to start producing. I was looking for an earlier variety that is also good quality. I found it here! These are smaller, measuring about 2" x 6" but are very productive and started producing in mid-July (when planted as 8 week old seedlings at last frost date). I am very happy with these and will plant them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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