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Organic Long Purple Eggplant Seed

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organic chioggia beetsSolanum melongena var esculentum
Organic Long Purple Eggplant Seed  (80 days)

Long Purple eggplant is first mentioned by B.K. Bliss and son of New York in 1870, years later in 1877 by Peter Henderson Seed Company.  Later mentioned in 1886 by D.M. Ferry

An Italian Heirloom, Long Purple has a milder, more delicate flavor than regular eggplant. The Long Purple has just a few seeds and a thin skin that makes it easy to cook. 

Long Purple grows 24"-30" in height. 

Eggplants prefer rich, deep, loose soils with large amounts of organic material. 



Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

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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,



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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