If you are looking for an eggplant to grow in cooler, shorter growing seasons then Diamond is the best eggplant for the job! The Diamond Eggplant is an extremely hard to find eggplant variety that comes from the Republic of the Ukraine. Seed for the Diamond Eggplant was introduced to the United States in 1993 by the Seed Savers Exchange.
Diamond Eggplant is a prolific producer of mild flavored, dark purple colored eggplants. Each eggplant is very slender in shape and is approximately 2 inches in diameter and 6 to 9 inches in length. The egglants are produced in clusters of 4 to 6 fruit and possess a firm flesh with a superb, old fashioned eggplant flavor and are rarely bitter.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!