The glossy skin of this purple and white striped eggplant covers firm flesh that is perfect for both stuffing and pickling. The fruits are plump and oval, about 8x10cm (3x4”) in size, with great charm and appeal. The parthenocarpic plants produced by Piccolo eggplant seeds are vigorous and productive over a very long season in the open field or greenhouse, and they have a good shelf life. This was another eggplant we trialed in the field with fantastic results. The plants were immensely productive, and the tasty fruits just kept on coming. The hybrid seeds aren't cheap, but the quality is incredible.
Beautiful big plants for a decorative container in the sunshine, eggplants are as diverse as the cultures that cook with them – and quite easy to grow. Eggplants are a good companion for amaranth, beans, marigolds, peas, peppers, spinach, and thyme. Do not plant eggplants near fennel.