Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Listada de Gandia'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Listada de Gandia

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Fedscreek, Kentucky

Liberty Hill, Texas

West Bend, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 11, 2014, CajuninKy from Biggs, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew this variety last year as was beyond pleased with it. It was prolific and delicious with a mild flavor. We enjoyed it battered and fried. It will definitely be in my garden this year.

Neutral

On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Have seed but not grown yet. It is a STUNNING eggplant- wish I could upload the pic that I have! Will grow this in 2007 and hope to report back the results.

Reliable, heavy yields of excellent quality 6-8" thin-skinned fruits. 80-90 days from transplant.

Neutral

On Aug 23, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Purple and white striped eggplant. Heavy yields of 6-8" thin skinned fruits. It is an open pollinated cultivar so seed can be saved from the ripe fruit.

Neutral

On Jan 12, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I'm trying this mid-1800s Italian heirloom variety this year for the first time. From the pictures I've seen, I think it deserves the title "most beautiful eggplants ever grown." With rosy striped skin and creamy flesh, I'm hopeful it will perform well in our climate. Should have 6-8" fruits, which are a perfect size for our family's tastes.