Dark purple to almost black-skinned, glossy, oblong, large fruits that form early on sturdy plants. Grown for over 100 years, this heirloom is a heavy producer with up to 12 fruits per plant but expect eight to ten fruits per plant on average.
Reserve yours now with a 50% deposit or purchase in FULL for pickup this spring!
Dark purple to almost black-skinned, glossy, oblong, large fruits that form early on sturdy plants. Grown for over 100 years, this heirloom is a heavy producer with up to 12 fruits per plant but expect eight to ten fruits per plant on average. Beautiful ribbing makes it stand out compared to ordinary grocery-store eggplants. This variety performs well in containers that are five gallons or larger.
OP. 75 Days
Certified Organic Transplants. 3″ potted
Latin: Solanum melongena
Breed Status: Open-pollinated (OP)
Growth Habit: Indeterminate
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Life Cycle: Annual
Flower Colour: Purple
Fruit Colour: Purple-black
Average Fruit Size: 4″ W x 6″ L
Foliage Colour: Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: High organic matter and well-draining. Consistent moisture necessary during fruit formation.
Special Considerations: Eggplants require lots of warmth during the growing season however too much heat can cause blossom abortion. Utilizing low-tunnels before flowering can help increase plant growth without blossom damage. Plastic mulches and greenhouses are also beneficial in warming the soil and extending the growing season. Fruit thinning may also be required as eggplants tend to overset on the plant leading to exposed fruit (sunscald), poor airflow (disease issues) and malformed/smaller fruits.
We make it easier to grow your best garden! What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! As a part of our Spring Plant Reservation program, you have the option to purchase in full or place a deposit on your order and pay the balance at pickup. Our SPR program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!
We require a 50% minimum deposit to reserve your order. Orders may also be paid in full to reserve. Any outstanding balance is due at pick up or before shipping or delivery.
Orders will be reserved once a deposit or full payment has been received. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after March 31st.
Payment can be made by cheque, gift card, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.
To make your experience even faster and easier at pickup we ask that orders be paid in full by April 22. For mail orders, the deadline for final payment is April 8. You will receive a friendly email reminder of your upcoming payment before these deadlines.
We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable.
Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.
Looking for something in particular that we don’t offer on the website? We are able to source different product sizes and cultivars for special orders.
DELIVERY & PICKUP:
Delivery: NEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.
Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.
Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time.
Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.
Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. $10 delivery fee. Dates TBA. Click here to learn more!
Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.