Beautiful Italian eggplant, does best in long warm growing seasons
This egg-shaped Italian beauty has 5 to 6" long fruits, purple with irregular white stripes. A unique eggplant pleasing to both the eye and the palate. Seedlings of 'Listada de Gandia' are not as vigorous as other varieties, but mature plants set well under high heat and tolerate drought well. Does best in areas with a long warm growing season. Thin skin does not need to be peeled for cooking.Solanaceae Solanum melongena
Listada de Gandia
Italian Eggplants produce the familiar shiny purple fruits found in markets. However they may also come in white (hence the name Eggplant) and other colors.
Italian Eggplants are larger in size when compared to Asian Eggplants.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 75 (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
- Cultivar Type
- 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?
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?
- Light Pink-Lavender and White
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
A delicate sweet mild flavor, creamy consistency, and no bitterness. Thin skin does not need to be peeled for cooking.