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'Diamond' Eggplant
'Diamond' Eggplant

'Diamond' Eggplant

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Solanum melongena

Origin: Ukraine

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~30

Germination tested 11/2023: 97%

Life cycle: Annual

A dark purple 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 known in Ukraine as 'Almaz. Fruits are roughly 7 to 9 inches long and 2-3 inches wide, with glossy skin, elongated and tapered shape, and pale green flesh with no bitter flavors. Upright, strong plants reach 2 feet tall and produce clusters of 4 to 6 fruits. This is a productive, vigorous variety well worth trying out. Ripens in just 70 days from transplanting.

Our seed comes from our friends Clint Freund and Kass McKinnon of Cultivating the Commons.