Long Purple Eggplant
Solanum melongena var esculentum (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 by 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.