Diamond Eggplant

Solanum melongena | SKU: 0034A
$3.25 to $13.15
  • Best Seller
  • Organic
  • Excellent texture and flavor, rarely bitter
  • Disease resistant
  • Fruits grow up to 9 inches long in clusters of 4-6
  • Dark purple skin and pale green flesh
  • 70 days from transplant
  • ±6,500 seeds/oz
$3.25 to $13.15

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Known for excellent texture and flavor, this variety bears dark-purple eggplants with green-tinted flesh that are 9" long and 3" in diameter. The fruits are borne in clusters of four to six on 2'-tall plants, disease-resistant, and rarely bitter. Seed Savers Exchange collected the variety from the Ukraine in 1993. 70 days from transplant. ±6,500 seeds/oz.

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Start eggplant indoors 6-9 weeks before the average last frost. Soak seeds first to encourage germination and then sow ¼" deep. Using bottom heat for a week to 10 days will help with sprouting. Transplant when soil has warmed in a location that gets 8-10 hours of direct sun. If growing eggplant in raised beds or containers, keep the plants well watered.