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Eggplant Seeds

When originally introduced in this country several hundred years ago, eggplant was commonly white like a goose egg, thus the name "eggplant". It can be prepared many different ways, and there are now many different types for color and shape, giving consumers and growers plenty of choices. Untreated seed available.

Growing Tips:
Sow seeds inside 8-10 weeks prior to transplanting. Select a rich, sandy location that has been out of eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and strawberries for several years to avoid soil-borne disease. Plastic mulch and continuous harvesting will help to produce high quality yields.

Fresh Market Grower Tips:
Eggplant can be grown much the same as your peppers and tomatoes with very little difficulty. Although demand for the fruit is generally less than peppers and tomatoes, they bring good prices since they're considered gourmet items There are many shapes, sizes and maturities from which to choose.

Because this is a warm weather crop, it’s usually handled as a transplant. Sow seed inside 8-10 weeks prior to field setting. It should germinate in 7-10 days if soil temperature is about 80° F. Grow on at 70° F., and harden off at 60° F. before field setting. Select a rich sandy field that has been out of eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and strawberries for 5-10 years to avoid soil-borne Verticillium infection. Plastic mulch is very beneficial in growing heavy yields of firm, fresh eggplants. Timely, careful harvests will also help to maintain a continuous high quality supply.

Average Seed Count: 35 per packet; 6,300 sds./Oz.; 100,000/Lb.

Untreated and Organic varieties are identified with or .
Further information on seed type is provided on each variety page.

Photo of Eggplant Classic F1, Eggplant
Eggplant Classic F1

Photo of Eggplant Classic F1 Untreated, Eggplant
Eggplant Classic F1 Untreated

Eggplant Gretel F1
Eggplant Gretel F1

Eggplant Gretel F1 Untreated
Eggplant Gretel F1 Untreated

Eggplant Hansel F1
Eggplant Hansel F1

Eggplant Hansel F1 Untreated
Eggplant Hansel F1 Untreated

Eggplant Ivory F1
Eggplant Ivory F1

Photo of Eggplant Ophelia F1, Eggplant
Eggplant Ophelia F1

Photo of Ophelia Eggplant, Mini Eggplant
Eggplant Ophelia F1 Untreated

Photo of Pinstripe Eggplant, Eggplants
Eggplant Pinstripe F1 Untreated

Eggplant Purple Comet F1
Eggplant Purple Comet F1

Eggplant Shikou F1 Untreated
Eggplant Shikou F1 Untreated

Photo of Organic Traviata Eggplants, Organic Eggplants
Eggplant Traviata F1 Organic

Eggplant White Star F1
Eggplant White Star F1

Eggplant White Star F1 Untreated
Eggplant White Star F1 Untreated


Harris Seeds began operation in 1879 from the efforts of Joseph Harris, who was successful in selecting only the highest quality vegetables and grains. The company gained popularity because of his basic business philosophy: "Offer customers a quality product at a fair price and they will return." READ MORE



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