Below is a list of the eggplant you can expect to find for this season. Eggplants will be available this year beginning around the 1st of May. The entire month of May up until early June is a good time to get your solanaceous plants in the ground.
For more information, see our Eggplant FAQ.
Asian eggplants are thin and long and do not need to be peeled. They are terrific for all kinds of dishes, especially middle eastern and Asian dishes and can be sliced in rounds for pizza or sliced long-wise and grilled for a few minutes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (oh that is good!).
Beautiful heirloom from Pingtung, Taiwan. Slender fruits up to 12″ long with shiny lavender skin. May by harvested while still light purple or allowed to grow up to one foot long. Plants are vigorous and stress-tolerant and begin producing early and keep producing into the fall. Sweet flavor. Ping Tung is high yielding and disease resistant. This is one of our absolute favorite eggplants. Heirloom, open-pollinated. (58 Days)
Beautiful classic teardrop-shaped white eggplant plant grows to about 5-7″ long with white skin and pure white mild flesh inside with no bitterness at all. Extremely productive, with excellent quality fruits that are mild and creamy in texture. One of the most versatile vegetables around – called the King of Vegetables by some cultures. An essential ingredient in curry dishes. Tall, vigorous plants are prolific. (75 days).
Italian eggplants are more like the fat, black eggplant you are used to seeing in the supermarket, but they will be much nicer from your own garden. Use them like you would Asian eggplants and also for the traditional things like eggplant parmigiana when you need good thick slices.
A gorgeous white-and-pink blushed, Italian heirloom variety with a delicate, mild flavor, creamy consistency, and no bitterness. Considered one of the best for all uses by gourmets and gardeners alike. Plump, 3-4” across and 5” long. Not as early as some, but worth the wait. High yielding, heavy fruit with a creamy consistency and delicate flavor. Open pollinated. (88 Days)
Lovely 8”x4” neon, lavender-pink fruits have a mild, sweet, white flesh. The skin is tender, and not bitter. Produces excellent yields. This incredible heirloom was developed in Puerto Rico in the 1940’s. Perfect for eggplant parmesan, frying, baba ganouj, etc. Productive, strong, large bush does not require staking. Excellent for areas with long seasons as it really pumps out the fruits later in the summer and fall. One of our favorites every season. Open pollinated. (84 Days)