Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Solanum melongena

Rated 4/5 based on 3 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 45 seeds

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Eggplant- Early Long Purple

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.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: 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 to Maturity/Flowering: 70-80 days
*Notes: Plants may need staking. Picking regularly encourages more fruit. Can be grown as a perennial in warm climates.

(Product number: D3-06)
Seeds per gram: 225 seeds

SKU D3-06
Shipping Weight 0.0006kg
Botanical name: Solanum melongena
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 45 seeds
Seeds per gram: 225

Certainly long!

6 January 2018
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.

Super high yields

By: on 22 March 2016
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.

Grow well

By: on 22 March 2016
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!

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