Solanum melongena var esculentum
70 days — Diamond Eggplant is a beautiful and versatile variety of eggplant that produces large (6-9 inches), deep purple fruits that are glossy and smooth. This eggplant variety is prized for its sweet and delicate flavor, making it a favorite among gardeners and chefs alike.
The plants grow to a height of 24-36 inches and produce an abundance of fruits throughout the growing season. Diamond Eggplant is easy to grow and adapts well to a variety of growing conditions. It prefers warm and sunny locations with well-draining soil.
Not only is Diamond Eggplant a delicious addition to any meal, but it is also packed with health benefits. It is low in calories and rich in antioxidants, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals.
This eggplant variety is great for grilling, roasting, or frying, and is perfect for use in dishes such as ratatouille, baba ghanoush, and moussaka. It can also be sliced and used as a meat substitute in vegetarian or vegan dishes.
If you're looking for a beautiful and delicious addition to your garden, Diamond Eggplant is a great choice. With its sweet flavor and versatile uses, it's sure to be a hit among eggplant lovers and foodies alike.
Originally obtained from Ukraine by the Seed Savers Exchange in 1993, 'Diamond' is a good choice for home or market use.
Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 25 seeds.
Start seeds indoors eight weeks prior to transplanting. Sow ¼ inch deep in sterile potting mix. Keep moist. Germination temperature is near 80ºF.
Harden off plants before transplanting outside but make sure they are above 60ºF. After the night temperatures are above 55ºF, transplant 12 to 18 inches apart in rows three feet apart.
Harvest the fruit when they are young as they get seedy with age.
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