Listada de Gandia Eggplant
- 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
Listada de Gandia is a treasure. This prized variety bears sweet, tender, thin-skinned, stunning eggplant. It likely originated in Spain (its name translates as “Grown in Spain”), where it is still revered today. The small 14" plants produce heavy yields of high-quality, 8" oval white fruits with purple stripes and mild white flesh. The variety thrives in very hot weather. 80-90 days from transplant. ±5,600 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Listada de Gandia Eggplant
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 in warm soil in a location that gets 8-10 hours of direct sun each day. If growing eggplant in raised beds or containers, keep the plants well watered.
Ratings & Reviews
Really tasty heavy producer
This was a very heavy producer once it got going (the Asian style long eggplants were first to crop), with 6-10 fruit per plant at a time. The eggplants for this variety were best at 6-8 inches, still tender and not bitter. Much bigger than that and they get a bit too seedy, and they can get quite big! We roasted them, made dip, and also pickled Italian style.
Surprising and tasty!
I started this plant late last summer and just harvested my first two eggplants. They were smaller than I anticipated, about 5-6", but very tasty. Now there are about 7 or 8 more growing. Another surprise is that the one I have growing in a pot is about 4 feet tall.