Florida High Bush Eggplant

Solanum melongena | SKU: 0370 P50
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  • 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

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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.

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Excellent variety so far


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?).