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Eggplant

Plant about 18 inches apart and stake if you don’t want the heavy fruit to pull the plants down.  Harvest when the are plump but don’t wait until they are too large.  They may not get to the size you are used to seeing in the supermarket.

Eggplants are tender, and cold weather may weaken them. Use row covers (see Index) for a real boost in performance and insect control. Remove when plants reach the covers or when blossoms first appear. Space transplants 18″ apart in rows 30-36″ apart, or 2 rows on poly mulch, 18-24″ between plants.

Eggplant · Antigua Amazingly beautiful lavender-streaked fruits are 6-8 inches long, elongated teardrop shaped. Flesh is tender and mild, snow-white and bitter-free.
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Eggplant · Barbarella Tender fruits are nearly round, 4-5″ long by 4-6″ diameter, with some small spines. Good yields with excellent flavor. Uniform with a medium gloss. The white color under the calyx is an indication of tenderness in eggplant. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Calliope Calliope is a beautiful, oval, Asian-style eggplant. Suitable for baby (2″ long by 1 1/2″ diameter) or mature (3-4″ long by 2 1/4-2 3/4″ diameter) harvest. High yielding, even in the North.Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Classic Classic eggplant’s elongated oval, green calyxed fruit are the size and shape well known. The glossy, deep purple-black color of Classic is preferred and vigorous plant supports heavy yields of high quality fruit. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Dairyu Dairyu is an excellent replacement for Ichiban. Not only is it early, but it will produce over a long season. 7″ · 10″ long fruit is nearly black with matching sepals. Fruit shape is long and thin with a slight pot-belly.Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Galine Very glossy, Italian bell type, 6-7″ x 3-4″. Early, firm fruit on strong plants. Uniform and high yielding, even in the North.
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Eggplant · Kamo This drop-dead gorgeous Japanese sort is delicious, too! Very thin skin is non-glossy dark purple to nearly black. Fruits are round, and frequently exceed a pound in weight. Tolerates cooler conditions than many eggplant varieties. A traditional “kyo yasai” or Kyoto vegetable, originating in the Kamo region.Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Listadia di Gandia One of the most beautiful eggplants. A specialty purple-striped Italian with an egg shape. Petite fruits fit in the palm of your hand. Plants are very productive and fruits are tender and delicious, averaging 6-8” long. Skin is thinner than most Italian types. Color is vibrant at both small and large sizes.Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Orient Express Attractive, slender, 8-10″ long by 1 1/2-2 1/2″ diameter, glossy black fruits of the long Oriental style. Ready up to 2 weeks before other early varieties, it features an ability to set fruit in cool weather as well as under heat stress. Tender, delicately flavored, and quick cooking.
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Eggplant · Ping Tung Long Easy-to-grow Asian eggplants are long and slender with tender magenta skin. Productive plants yield up to 20 fruits each and are vigorous and stress tolerant. Slim fruits average 1-2″ wide. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Rosa Bianca Round, 4-6″ long by 5-7″ diameter fruit streaked with white and violet. Plump and variably ribbed. Mild, creamy taste. This traditional Italian variety is best adapted to regions with warm nights; in cool areas expect low yields. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Rosita Lovely 8”x4” neon, lavender-pink fruits have a mild, sweet, white flesh. The skin is tender, and not bitter. Produces excellent yields. This incredible heirloom was developed in Puerto Rico in the 1940’s by the Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta., Rio Piedras. One of our favorites every season. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Santana Consistent in yield and size. High pack out, attractive large fruit with bright-green calyx. Can get quite large.
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Eggplant · Suraj Suraj produces round to egg-shaped fruits, which avg. 2½-3″ long by 1¾-2¼” in diameter, on compact, sturdy plants. Fruit shape and size compliments Ophelia, Raja, and Calliope well. The shape allows for easy stuffing. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Tsakoniki Elongated fruits are slightly curved, run to about 7” long. Fruits are very beautiful, being purple with lovely white striping. The 2- to 3-foot plants are vigorous, sometimes a bit prickly; stems and flowers are purple. A treasure from Greece, were eggplants first entered cultivation in Europe. Note: This item is grown to order only!
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Eggplant · Udmalbet A rare colorful eggplant from India. Egg-shaped fruit are light green, streaked in purple. Used in chutneys & curries; from a Tamil village.Note: This item is grown to order only!
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