Eggplant

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Diamond



About This Variety

Solanum melongena
Seeds Per Packet: 50
Price Per Packet: $4.00
Days To Maturity: 80 days

A Ukrainian variety brought back to the States in 1993 by Seed Savers Exchange co-founder Kent Whealy. Developed by the Donetskaya Vegetable Experiment Station, it is also known as Almaz. The fruits are glossy, elongated, tapered, dark purple with pale green flesh that is free of bitterness. The 2-foot sturdy, upright plants set 2 by 7-inch fruits, approximately 12 ounces each, in clusters of 4 to 6. Of all the eggplants trialed over the years, this is the best performing, with no help from rowcover or black plastic mulch.