Long Purple is a dark purple cucumber-shaped heirloom eggplant with strong, mild skin. This variety produces excellent yields, especially in colder climates! Plants can usually yield more than four 9" fruits, with harvest starting in 70 to 80 days. When cooked, this long, slender purple variety not commonly found in grocery stores is attractive, flavorful, and fragrant.
Botanical Name : Solanum melongena
Common name : Long Purple Eggplant
Size at maturity : 9”
Days to maturity : 70-80 days
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Spring
Sowing method : direct sow
Planting depth : 1/4"
Plant spacing : 18”
Ships : Year-round
Average seeds per ounce : Approx. 6,000