“Heirloom” eggplant or brinjal have the most profound food heritage, as they have been protected and passed down for generations and their pure genetic lines can trace back to the first eggplants discovered in ancient India hundreds of years ago.
These stunning heirloom brinjal varieties are eye-catching with purple and white striped, sweet flesh (with no hint of bitterness) of the Listada de Gandia and the slender, oblong fruit with the sweet delicate flavour of the Long Purple and the soft white, egg-like fruit with its mild creamy, mushroomy taste of the Casper eggplant.
- SLAB GROWS:60 – 100 Eggplants (8+ per plant)
- LIGHT : FULL SUN: 8-10 hours
- HARVEST: 14 – 16 weeks
- SPROUTS IN: 12-18 days
- SEED TYPE: Non-GMO – Open pollinated – Heirloom
- GROWS 3 VARIETIES: Listada de Gandia, White Casper, Long Purple
GROW WITH EGGPLANT: beans, cucumbers, chillies, chives, peppers, spinach
This Slab of Seed grows 3 different exotic varieties of Eggplant.
Long Purple is an Italian Heirloom that has a milder, more delicate flavour than regular eggplants. The dark purple fruits are best used before they are 15 – 20cm long and each plant produces 8 or more long eggplants.
Casper is a medium size, very attractive, smooth white eggplant that has a very mild mushroom-like flavor.
The Listada de Gandia eggplant was introduced in southern France around 1850. Considered one of the most beautiful of all eggplants for its rich purple striping on creamy white skin, growing a graceful teardrop fruit that can grow up to 15cm long. Its mild white flesh is delicious and sweet with absolutely no hint of bitterness.
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