Aubergine plants (eggplants) are easy to grow from seed. Varieties for sale range from traditional purple plants through to white aubergines.
Rosa Bianca, Diamond Eggplant from the Ukraine, Thai Round Green Eggplant (Aubergine) has tasty small fruit and a range of Heirloom Eggplant Seeds are all popular varieties
Growing Eggplants from seed
Aubergines or 'Eggplants' are a favourite in Indian, Egytptian, Greek (moussaka), Italian and French (ratatouille) Cuisine.
Yes some eggplants do look like eggs, especially the small white ones, however most are a purple colour.
Eggplants are sun loving and prefer a well drained humus rich soil. Plant after any risk of frost has passed, although you may start them as seedlings in a greenhouse or cold frame.
Aubergine Varieties include:
'Cambodian Green Giant', 'Harris Special Hibush', 'Burpee Hybrid', 'Black Magic', 'Classic', 'Dusky', and 'Black Beauty', 'Diamond', 'Rosa Bianca' is an Italian heirloom variety worth seeking out for its sweet flesh and smooth texture, 'Brazilian Oval', 'Thai Yellow Egg' , 'Ping Tung Long' , 'Thai Long Green', 'Listada de Gandia' , 'Goyo Kumba' , 'Chinese Round Mauve' , 'Udmalbet'
And our favourites...(for looks anyway)
'Japanese White Egg', 'Casper' and 'Easter Egg', yes the white ones.
For seeds and Plugs try:
VEGETABLE PLANTS DIRECT
Vegetable Plants Direct provide top quality young vegetable, herb and fruit plants some of which are from organic seed But all Grown without any chemicals in various plug and pot sizes which are all available mail order from our shop. We are a family run business based in the South West near Churchill In Somerset that is passionate about growing Veg and getting the nation to grow their own vegetables.
DEFLAND NURSERIES LIMITED
Benwick Road, Doddington March, Cambs. PE15 OTU
tel. 01354 740553 fax 01354 741200
Specializing in Organic Plants for Garden Allotments. Vegetable, Salad, Herb, Strawberry and Ornamental Plants