Large fruit is oval to teardrop shaped and nearly black. Flesh is very tender and sweet. It is even highly recommended for use without cooking! Fruit is also excellent baked or roasted, and is often pickled as well in its native Japan, where the variety was originally collected at a local market. Traditionally grown in the Mitoyo and Kanonji areas, it is one of the best-tasting eggplants we have ever tried.
Approx. 30 seeds per packet
Depth: 1/4 inch
Spacing: 4 inch
Soil type: well draining, hummus rich soil
Sun: full sun
Days to harvest: 90 days
Hardiness Zones: 5-12
Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Setting out larger transplants helps to fight pest pressure.
Hand harvested and packed for the 2023 season. We are a small batch grower, so limited quantities are available.
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