Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Solanum melongena Open Pollinated

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  • Purple fruit to 25cm
  • Very tender
  • Excellent flavour

Standard seed packet, 45 seeds

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'Eggplant- Early Long Purple' seeds

Solanum melongena

  • Purple fruit to 25cm
  • Very tender
  • Excellent flavour

Perennial grown as an annual in cool climates. Large purple fruit growing to 25cm by 8cm. Very tender. Excellent flavour. Also known as "Aubergine". Commonly used in stews, sauces, baked, fried, stuffed and grilled.

Seeds per gram: 225
Product code: D3-06

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring or after frost
Germination 7-14 days @ 24-32°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing 80cm
Plant Spacing 70cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 70-80 days

*Notes: Plants may need staking. Picking regularly encourages more fruit. Can be grown as a perennial in warm climates.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Certainly long!

Highly productive and easy to grow. As someone also said however, they are quite small - roughly the diameter of my thumb and 5-6cm long.
Chloe W 6 January 2018

Super high yields

I have these early long purples in my garden at the moment I cant believe how many fruits we are getting. Its hard to keep up. They are quite small though, I mean we eat 2 each per meal.
customer review from 17/02/2013 22 March 2016

Grow well

These tend to be very small eggplants, maybe only 10-15cm maximum before they start to go yellow and overripe, so you have to get them off early. Otherwise the yield is high and the fruit is delicious!
customer review from 6/04/2014 22 March 2016