Eggplant, Listada de Gandia
- Small plants grow to 14 inches
- Oval 8 inch fruit
- Thin-skinned fruit
- Heavy yields
- Thrives in hot weather
- 80-90 days from transplant
- ±5,600 seeds/oz
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but it thrives in very hot climates.
Reportedly introduced into southern France around 1850. Stunning 8" oval fruits are white with purple stripes. Small 14" plants produce heavy yields of high quality thin-skinned fruits with mild white flesh. Thrives in very hot weather. 80-90 days from transplant. ±5,600 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.