High yield clusters, early producers
This mixed seed packet offers an easy way to grow the three best varieties of hybrid Asian eggplants. Their glossy, tender skins enclose succulent, creamy-smooth flesh, that is never bitter and easy to quickly slice and cook these beauties are borne in abundance with multiple clusters of slender, elongated fruits on well-branched. Extra-early plants. Seeds are color coded with USDA food grade stain to distinguish varieties; make sure to plant some of each.
Yellow seed = Asian Bride magenta eggplant
Green seed = charming white eggplant
Pink seed = Farmers Long purple eggplantSolanaceae Solanum melongena
Asian Eggplants produce slender fruits of colors from white with purple streaks to the traditional purple black. The skin is typically thinner than the European varieties making it sweeter in flavor and smooth in texture when baked, braised or fried.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 65-70 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Eggplant is a tropical plant and won't grow if it isn't warm and sunny.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Extra Early
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
Eggplant needs a warm, sunny spot, sheltered from cold winds.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 65°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Eggplants is a tropical plant and needs warm soil for germination, a minimum of 60 degrees F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
The plants are fairly drought tolerant, but need moist soil for maximum fruit production.
They like nitrogen and moderate amounts of phosphorus and potassium.
- Drought tolerant, High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Yes, but will need a large one, like a half wine barrel
The smaller varieties do quite well in containers (these should be least 12 inches deep). The ideal container for growing eggplant is 3 to 5 gallons in size. Fill the container with a mixture of potting soil and compost and make sure to give your eggplants lots of water and fertilizer. It can be helpful to use a tomato cage, as eggplants can get really large. Container growing works quite well for eggplant because you can move them inside if cold weather or frost threatens.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Magenta, white, purple
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Tender, sweet and not bitter.