Eggplant, Diamond (Organic)

Solanum melongena. Black. 65-70 days.

Excellent standard eggplant for high yield and quality in organic growing conditions. Nice, elongated black globes are a little smaller than the hybrids but better suited for northern climates. Fairly short plants set fruit in clusters and produce well in less than optimal conditions. Diamond was our farm’s preferred variety for market and CSA. Brought to this country by the Seed Savers Exchange from Ukraine in 1993.

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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well watered. Transplant seedlings into 4” pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant into the garden after danger of frost has past, typically late May in western Oregon.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from fruit that are past purple stage, ripened to a dull yellowish color. Place seeds in small jar, add water. Decant to clean. Dry. Isolate from other eggplant by 500 feet.

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    Only variety of eggplant worth growing in Pacific NW!


    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    This is hands down the best, most productive eggplant variety I have ever grown. I typically have to baby other varieties, even growing them under plastic hoops throughout much of the summer to get a decent amount. Not so with Diamond eggplant! These produce like rampant zucchinis for me, even with summer plastic hoops. I HIGHLY recommend this variety for those who are reluctant to try eggplants in the Pacific NW.

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