Florida High Bush Eggplant
- Well-branched plants bear fruit high off the ground
- Pear shaped fruit with purple-black skin
- Disease and drought resistant
- 75-85 days from transplant
- ±6,700 seeds/oz
This prolific eggplant was a standard market variety bred in Florida in the early 1900s for the commercial trade. Vigorous, upright, well-branched plants bear high-quality fruits continuously throughout the season, and its large purple-black pear-shaped eggplants are held high off the ground. Disease- and drought-resistant. 75-85 days from transplant. ±6,700 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Florida High Bush Eggplant
Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates.
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent variety so far
by Sarah M
Excellent in Central Texas. Grows quick compared to other varieties and prolific. Have not yet harvested, but very optimistic! Out of the 10 or so I grew from these seeds, one plant came out with some thorns. Not sure why (pest stress? Genetics?).