Eggplant is a highly diverse crop widely cultivated around the globe. While eggplant generally grows best in dependably warm and settled weather, we trial eggplant varieties for performance in less favorable conditions, as well as for superior flavor and appearance. We also identify which varieties are best for field, greenhouse, and container production. Our greenhouse eggplants have been bred to thrive under greenhouse growing conditions (at least some heat is recommended for these varieties, but they will also grow well in hoophouses in areas with mild weather). To compare key characteristics, colors and sizes, refer to our Eggplant Variety Comparison Chart.
The best container variety, ideal for small-space gardening.
Italian heirloom with white and violet streaks and creamy texture.
High-yielding Black Bell type with very glossy, uniform fruits.
Abundant yields of solid purple specialty fruits on compact plants.
High-yielding white eggplant with attractive and uniform fruits.