Organic Listada de Gandia Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Listada de Gandia is a treasure. This prized variety bears sweet, tender, thin-skinned, stunning eggplant. It likely originated in Spain (its name translates as “Grown in Spain”), where it is still revered today. The small 14" plants produce heavy yields of high-quality, 8" oval white fruits with purple stripes and mild white flesh. The variety thrives in very hot weather. 80-90 days from transplant. ±5,600 seeds/oz. Organic Small plants grow to 14 inches Oval 8 inch fruit Thin-skinned fruit Heavy yields Thrives in hot weather 80-90 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Start eggplant indoors 6-9 weeks before the average last frost. Soak seeds first to encourage germination and then sow ¼" deep. Using bottom heat for a week to 10 days will help with sprouting. Transplant in warm soil in a location that gets 8-10 hours of direct sun each day. If growing eggplant in raised beds or containers, keep the plants well-watered. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Pingtung Long Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This versatile variety matures earlier than most and is a perfect choice to use in an appetizer or side dish. A beautiful eggplant from Pingtung, Taiwan, with slender fruits that grow up to 12" long with shiny, dark-lavender skin. Produces very well, even in very hot weather. Hardy, vigorous, and disease-resistant plants. 65-75 days from transplant. ±8,000 seeds/oz. Organic Slender fruits grow up to 12 inches Fruits have dark lavender skin Disease resistant plants 65-75 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Diamond Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Known for excellent texture and flavor, this variety bears dark-purple eggplants with green-tinted flesh that are 9" long and 3" in diameter. The fruits are borne in clusters of four to six on 2'-tall plants, disease-resistant, and rarely bitter. Seed Savers Exchange collected the variety from Ukraine in 1993. 70 days from transplant. ±6,500 seeds/oz. Organic & Open-Pollinated Excellent texture and flavor, rarely bitter Disease resistant Fruits grow up to 9 inches long in clusters of 4-6 Dark purple skin and pale green flesh 70 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Start eggplant indoors 6-9 weeks before the average last frost. Soak seeds first to encourage germination and then sow ¼" deep. Using bottom heat for a week to 10 days will help with sprouting. Transplant when the soil has warmed in a location that gets 8-10 hours of direct sun. If growing eggplant in raised beds or containers, keep the plants well-watered. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Florida High Bush Eggplant, 1900 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This prolific eggplant was a standard market variety bred in Florida in the early 1900s for the commercial trade. Vigorous, upright, well-branched plants bear high-quality fruits continuously throughout the season, and their large purple-black pear-shaped eggplants are held high off the ground. Disease- and drought-resistant. 75-85 days from transplant. ±6,700 seeds/oz. Well-branched plants bear fruit high off the ground Pear-shaped fruit with purple-black skin Disease and drought resistant 75-85 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Casper Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Our favorite white variety for fresh eating in the early summer. Compact plants produce snow-white 6" by 2" diameter fruits with mild flesh. Peeling is not necessary if eaten when small. 70 days from transplant. ±6,500 seeds/oz. Compact plants Fruits have snow-white skin and flesh Best if eaten when the fruit is small 70 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Louisiana Green Oval Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
SOLD OUT - The Seed Savers Exchange - This productive variety bears large, green, and oval-shaped fruit with an excellent, sweet flavor. Fruits are borne singly, have faint purple stripes, and mature in color from green to yellow. Mature plants reach 1.5-2' tall and bear fruits that grow 5-7" long and 3-4" wide and weigh 11-15 ounces. Long popular on the Exchange, this variety was acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in the 1980s from Gleckler’s Seedsmen of Ohio. 90-100 days. Organic From the Collection Plants will grow to 1.5-2 feet tall Oval shaped fruit 5-7 inches long Sweet flavor Productive variety Thrives in hot weather 90-100 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet   Instructions - Start eggplant indoors 6-9 weeks before the average last frost. Soak seeds first to encourage germination and then sow ¼" deep. Using bottom heat for a week to 10 days will help with sprouting. Transplant in warm soil in a location that gets 8-10 hours of direct sun each day. If growing eggplant in raised beds or containers, keep the plants well-watered. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Black Beauty Eggplant, Organic $3.25 $3.50
High Mowing Organic Seeds - Classic Italian eggplant with high yields. Blocky, nearly black bell-shaped fruits have a slight signature ribbing. Medium to thick skin is deep purple and glossy when mature. Compact plants benefit from staking to support heavy yields of large fruit. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Productive  Classic shape 5-6" fruit  Heirloom  Instructions - Deep well-drained sandy loam with pH 6.5-6.8 is best. Eggplants are heavy feeders. Plants are sensitive to nitrogen; if over-fertilized, they will grow excessive foliage and produce less fruit. Use a high-phosphorous starter. Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date. The optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°F. Seeds can be sown thickly into flats and then planted into cell trays or containers after true leaves appear. Plant outdoors when daytime temperatures are at least 65°F and nighttime temperatures are above 50°F. Plastic mulch and floating row cover may be used to increase soil and air temperatures and ward off insects. Plant 1/4" deep  Plant Spacing: 18-24"  Row Spacing: 30-36" or 24" double rows on beds with 4-6' centers  Harvest & Storage - Harvest eggplants when the skin is glossy and a thumbprint will not leave an impression, if the seeds are brown fruit is over-ripe. Regular harvest increases the production of fruit. Store at 50-55ºF and 90% relative humidity. Will keep quality for up to one week.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Thai Green Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - From Thailand; long slender 12" fruits have tender light green skin that does not require peeling. Fine quality mild white flesh absorbs flavors well. Prolific and drought resistant. 70-80 days from transplant. Organic Slender fruits grow to 12 inches Tender, green skin Mild white flesh Drought resistant 70-80 days from transplant 50 Seeds per pack Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Purple Pickling Eggplant $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Traditional Italian variety used for making eggplant relish or for fresh eating. Pear-shaped fruits (up to 8" long) are borne in abundance on purple-stemmed thornless plants. 90 days from transplant. ±6,000 seeds/oz. Organic Pear-shaped fruits grow up to 8 inches Purple stems Thornless 90 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates. Start Indoors: 8 weeks before the last frost Germinate for 14 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Little Finger Eggplant, Organic $3.25 $3.50
High Mowing Organic Seeds - Slender, petite eggplants fantastic for grilling. Dark purple skin is thin and tender. The flesh has a silky texture with few seeds and a mildly sweet flavor needing very little cooking time. Harvest when the fruit is young and glossy. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Early  Productive  Great for containers  3-6" fruit  Instructions - Deep well-drained sandy loam with pH 6.5-6.8 is best. Eggplants are heavy feeders. Plants are sensitive to nitrogen; if over-fertilized, they will grow excessive foliage and produce less fruit. Use a high-phosphorous starter. Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date. The optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°F. Seeds can be sown thickly into flats and then planted into cell trays or containers after true leaves appear. Plant outdoors when daytime temperatures are at least 65°F and nighttime temperatures are above 50°F. Plastic mulch and floating row cover may be used to increase soil and air temperatures and ward off insects. Plant 1/4" deep  Plant Spacing: 18-24"  Row Spacing: 30-36" or 24" double rows on beds with 4-6' centers  Harvest & Storage - Harvest eggplants when the skin is glossy and a thumbprint will not leave an impression, if the seeds are brown fruit is over-ripe. Regular harvest increases the production of fruit. Store at 50-55ºF and 90% relative humidity. Will keep quality for up to one week.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Louisiana Long Green (Green Banana) Eggplant, Organicm Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Attractive 6-12 in. light green, banana-shaped fruits. Spineless plants average 4 ft. tall. The skin is not bitter and is easily eaten when harvested young about 5-6" in length. This plant is very prolific so be rady to add support.  Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms   Instructions - Start seeds 8-10 weeks before setting outside, and set out 1-2 weeks after your last frost-free date. Don’t rush the season because cold-shock can stunt the seedlings. Flowers may not set fruit during exceptionally hot weather. Mature plants have good vigor in fall, so cover plants on frosty nights for 1-2 weeks to extend the harvest season. Keep well picked to keep plants producing. Small fruits have the best eating quality. Fruits are ripe when the skin appears glossy and the fruit is resilient to thumb pressure. Space plants at 24" in equidistant spacing or 20" apart in rows 36" apart.  Avoid growing on soil that has previously grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, or especially eggplants for the past three years.  Days to maturity are from the transplant date    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Rosa Bianca Eggplant, Organic, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - A beautiful Italian heirloom, somewhat similar to Listada de Gandia with creamy white base color and pink-purple irregular stripes radiating from the top. One of our best-tasting eggplants. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms   Instructions - Start seeds 8-10 weeks before setting outside, and set out 1-2 weeks after your last frost-free date. Don’t rush the season because cold-shock can stunt the seedlings. Flowers may not set fruit during exceptionally hot weather. Mature plants have good vigor in fall, so cover plants on frosty nights for 1-2 weeks to extend the harvest season. Keep well picked to keep plants producing. Small fruits have the best eating quality. Fruits are ripe when the skin appears glossy and the fruit is resilient to thumb pressure. Space plants at 24" in equidistant spacing or 20" apart in rows 36" apart.  Avoid growing on soil that has previously grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, or especially eggplants for the past three years.  Days to maturity are from the transplant date    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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