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
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out
Transplant: 3-4" Pots
Germination: 5-30 Days
Light: Full Sun - 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.
You should start eggplant seeds indoors about 8 weeks before your last frost. Sow your seeds about 1/4 inch deep in soil trays or pots. They should germinate after about 14 days. When you plant them outdoors space them 18-24 inches apart. Covering the soil with landscape fabric or black plastic can warm it faster and accelerate the growth of the your eggplants. They will mature about 80-90 days after they are transplanted.
There are about 5.6k seeds in an ounce of Listada de Gandia eggplant.