A beautiful Italian heirloom! Listada de Gandia Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is one of the best available. Compact plants produce vibrant purple fruits in abundance. Pick when small — about 6 inches long — for the perfect parmigiana. Certified organic, and ready for harvest in 80-90 days from transplant. Here are our best tips on Growing Eggplant, too!
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 8-12 weeks prior to the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed. Space plants 18-24 inches apart in raised beds or double rows 2-3 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and fertile soil with lots of organic matter.
To harvest large fruits, remove most of the side shoots and select two or three fruits to develop on one plant. For smaller fruits, allow the plants to develop naturally. Harvest while fruit is young and shiny for best flavor. Cut fruits from the plants with one inch of stem attached.