Long Purple Italian Eggplant - (Solanum melongena var. esculentum )

$3.15

The Long Purple Italian Eggplant is a very productive long dark purple club shaped Italian type from the 1850's.

Looks like a purple zucchini. 8-10" long x 2 1/2" in diameter with very tender and flavorful yet firm mild flesh.

Has a milder, more delicate flavor than regular eggplant, with four or more fruit per plant.

Planting Instructions

Indoors: 8 - 10 weeks before soil and temperature are thoroughly warm, plant seeds 1/4 - 1/2" deep in flats. Keep soil temperature at 70 - 75F. Germinatioon takes 14 - 21 days.

Transplant seedlings when 2 - 3" high into individual pots. Transplant out into garden site in full sun, 2 1/2 - 3' apart about 3 weeks after last frost date. Provide sufficient moisture, especially when fruits are setting.

Eggplants are ripe when skin has a high gloss. Once nighttime temperatures are above 70F, continuous harvesting will ensure continued fruiting.

Full Description

The Long Purple Italian Eggplant is a very productive long dark purple club shaped Italian type from the 1850's.

Looks like a purple zucchini. 8-10" long x 2 1/2" in diameter with very tender and flavorful yet firm mild flesh.

Has a milder, more delicate flavor than regular eggplant, with four or more fruit per plant.

Planting Instructions

Indoors: 8 - 10 weeks before soil and temperature are thoroughly warm, plant seeds 1/4 - 1/2" deep in flats. Keep soil temperature at 70 - 75F. Germinatioon takes 14 - 21 days.

Transplant seedlings when 2 - 3" high into individual pots. Transplant out into garden site in full sun, 2 1/2 - 3' apart about 3 weeks after last frost date. Provide sufficient moisture, especially when fruits are setting.

Eggplants are ripe when skin has a high gloss. Once nighttime temperatures are above 70F, continuous harvesting will ensure continued fruiting.

Current Stock:
Seed Count Approx 50 seeds per pack Days to Maturity 70-80 days
SKU: V1269

Customer Reviews 4 (2 Reviews) Write a Review

Good producer
4 Stars

Started from seed with good germination and transplanted into the garden with good results. Started to produce in July and continued through mid-September. Fruit production was excellent with good shape and color. Did well in this area.

Very productive
4 Stars

These produced lots of long, delicious eggplant per plant.