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PlantFiles: 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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CajuninKy 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 berrygirl 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 Farmerdill 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 Terry 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.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Fedscreek, Kentucky
Liberty Hill, Texas
West Bend, Wisconsin

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