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.
Spineless purple-striped Italian type.
New! Spineless purple-striped Italian type.
The best container variety, ideal for small-space gardening.
The best container variety.
Traditional Black Italian type with glossy, blemish-free fruits.
Traditional black Italian type.
The most dependable eggplant, high yielding and early maturing.
The most dependable eggplant.
Attractive purple-and-white mini eggplant with wonderful flavor.
Purple-and-white mini eggplant.
Italian heirloom with white and violet streaks and creamy texture.
Pink and white Italian heirloom.
Abundant yields of solid purple specialty fruits on compact plants.
Solid purple, specialty eggplant.
Strong plant with high yields of purple Asian-type fruits.
Purple Asian type.
Nonbitter Italian type with deep-pink color and high yields.
Deep-pink Italian type.
Very uniform, high-yielding organic eggplant with classic bell shape.
Very uniform, high-yielding organic variety.
High-yielding white eggplant with attractive and uniform fruits.
High-yielding white eggplant.
Thai specialty with prolific set of small, green and white fruits.
Green and white Thai specialty.
High yields of round, bright-violet, Italian-type fruits.
High yields of round, bright violet, Italian-type fruits.
Beautiful Indian eggplant with white-and-purple variegated fruit.
Small white-and-purple variegated fruits.
Solid white specialty mini eggplant on a compact plant.
Solid white specialty mini eggplant.