Heirloom Eggplant Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Heirloom Eggplant Seeds

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that is used in a variety of dishes from dips to vegetarian lasagne. Culture is similar to tomatoes and peppers.

Sowing Eggplant Seeds

Start eggplant seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow 1/4" deep. Transplant outside 2 weeks after the last frost date. Full sun. Spacing 16".


Eggplant 'Long Purple'
(75 days)

100 seeds   $2.50                    
Long Purple eggplant is an early-maturing variety with 9" long, narrow fruits that have a violet-purple exterior. It's a good choice for northern gardeners. Each plant produces at least 4 fruits.

Italian heirloom, 1800's.
Eggplant 'Diamond'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $2.50   
Diamond is a high-quality eggplant with excellent flavor and texture. The dark purple fruits have a greenish-white interior. They grow to 9" x 3". Each 2' tall plant produces 4-6 fruits. Early to ripen. Great for cooler climates.

Ukrainian heirloom.

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Black Beauty eggplant has large, egg-shaped, purplish-black fruit that grow to 7" long. This is the standard variety that is often sold at farmers markets. It is late to mature, so it's best grown in areas with long summers.

American heirloom, 1902.
Eggplant 'Black Beauty'
(80 days)

100 seeds   $2.50                   
Eggplant 'Black Beauty'
Eggplant 'Long Purple'
Eggplant 'Diamond'