- Light: Full sun
- Matures: 58 days after planting
- Fruit size: 2 pounds
- Plant spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart
- Plant size: 24 to 32 inches tall
Attention, vegetarians! This moist, flavorful eggplant boasts an amazingly dense, meat-like texture and taste that will make you long for dinnertime. Squat and fat, the dark purple fruits have few seeds and are slow to turn brown after slicing. Perfect for meatless entrées like cutlets, “burgers,” stir-fries, curries, and pastas, or mash for baba ghanoush. Stake plants (or use a small tomato cage) to support them as eggplants mature.
Bonnie Plants grows this Foodie Fresh variety, grown from Burpee-exclusive seed, in a limited number of regions.