Organic Eggplant, Tomatillo, and Ground Cherry Seedlings
Healthy, organically grown eggplant and tomatillo seedlings. There is nothing like a fresh pan fried eggplant from your garden in the summer to make your dinner spectacular! Larger eggplants are perfect for the grill or eggplant parmesan. Eggplant is a staple vegetable for us in the summer- if picked when smaller, they are tender and delicious.
Tomatillo fruits are so fun with their paper husks and bright, fruity, acidic tomatillo taste. The few plants we had were so prolific that we were able to make enough salsa verde to last through the winter last year.
New this year: Annina Eggplant, Chinese String Eggplant, Listada di Gandia Eggplant
Single Eggplant varieties listed on this page are grown for late May planting in 4" containers.
This delicious hybrid looks and tastes like an heirloom. It grows well in both greenhouses and the open field. We picked the last of ours in October, well past the other eggplants. Spineles plants produce 1/2 lb 6" eggplants to the big 1 1/2 lb 8" fruits.
Creamy white eggplants have “sweet, meaty” taste and grow to be 7” long. We have been trialing white eggplants for years, and these are the best performing, best tasting we've found (replaces Bianca).
Black Beauty Eggplant
High yielding classic Italian eggplant ideal for eggplant parmesan or grilling. Fruits 3-4" in diameter and about 6" long.
Chinese String Eggplant-NEW!
Baker Creek Seeds says "This is the most slender, tender and best-tasting variety we have grown! This marvelous eggplant is so sweet it is even delicious raw in salads, and this buttery, tender East China variety is our top choice for doing just that! Very high-yielding plants produce profusions of 10-15-inch long fruit with lavender-violet skin and snowy white flesh. A superior choice for sautéing, grilling, and more!
Dark purple, mild in flavor and easy to grow! They set fruit early and keep producing until the autumn frosts. Mature size is approximately 6 inches long. Lovely sautéed with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Fairy Tale Eggplant
Compact plants with small 2-4” light purple and white striped eggplants. No bitterness, few seeds
Listada di Gandia Eggplant (heirloom)-NEW!
Why haven't we carried this beloved eggplant before? We aren't sure but are so excieted to add it to the catalogue! This heirloom from Europe dates back to the mid 19th century and is prized for its tender, sweet non-bitter flesh with thin skins. The plants are on the smaller side and the 6-8" fruits are a combination of beautful magenty-purple and white stripes.
Little Finger Eggplant
This smaller eggplant is excellent for containers. Little Finger produces early and has a mild taste. One of our favorites! Fruits are 3-6" long and best picked when skin is still glossy.
Patio Baby Eggplant
Compact plant with the cutest purple eggplants you have ever seen. Thin skinned 2-3" long mild tasting fruits. This spineless 18-24" tall plant has many purple flowers to add to its ornamental beauty.
Pingtung Long Eggplant
Chinese Eggplant that is thin and long- up to 12".
Shiny, deep lavender fruits with a sweetish taste. Skin is thin and does not need to be peeled. Plants are hardy, prolific and disease resistant. We love that one slice is bite size-easy chopping!
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
Fedco seeds says: Though native to Central America, this heirloom was widely grown in Poland and is now on board the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Won over our trials manager Heron Breen who had previously been indifferent to husk cherries. “Sweet and zesty.” Some folks compare the flavor of these ½–¾" fruits to pineapple, some to tangerines
From High Mowing Seeds: “Much sweeter than the green types with superb flavor eaten fresh from the plant, grilled or in salsa. Deep violet skin color bleeds into bright green interior flesh. Harvest after the papery husk has split, when fruits are golf ball-sized and skin has turned purple.”
Toma Verde Tomatillo
High Mowing Seeds says: “Early variety with tart flavor when young, becoming sweeter as it ripens. Medium to large size fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from a yellow green to medium green. Perfect for Salsa Verde or as a special addition to any Mexican dish.”