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Florida High Bush Eggplant Seeds

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eggplant seedsSolanum melongena

Florida High Bush Eggplant Seeds (85 days)


250 mg pkt ~55 eggplant seeds

An old heirloom variety from the 1940s that was popular in Florida. 

Was widely used in commercial production for its dependable and large yields. 

Florida High Bush gets its name from the large plant it produces in order to hold all of its huge fruit high off the ground. 

These shiny, purple-black eggplants are oval to oblong in shape and regularly grow to 10" in length. 

Excellent for grilling, baking or frying. 

Disease and drought resistant.


Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


1/4" 130-150 70-90 5-13 24-36" 18-24" 50 lb. Full

Solanum melongena

Planting Tips:

A tropical plant, likes warmer temperatures.  Will be slow to develop in cooler temperatures.  Soak seeds overnight to start in greenhouse 2 weeks before last frost.  Transplant out at about 8 weeks or when temperatures are consistently above 65 degrees.  Needs good, fertile soil and adequate moisture.

Seeding Rate:

35,000-40,000 plants/acre,

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


Egg in a Plant

Here is a deliciuos take on Egg in a Basket, Toad in a Hole or One Eyed Jack.

  • 1 eggplant
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • green onion

Slice eggplant into 1 inch thick segments.

Grill on high heat 3-4 minutes, reduce heat to medium.

Cut a hole in the center.

Crack an egg into the hole and cook until egg is desired consistency, flipping if needed.

Add salt and pepper and garnish with green onion.


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