Eggplant Thai Purple Ball


  • Solanum melogena
  • Seed Packet contains approx 20 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Eggplant Thai Purple Ball

Eggplant Thai Purple Ball is another popular south-east Asian variety used widely in Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cooking. Produces round purple fruits about 5cm in diameter which may be eaten raw but is more often added to many stir fry and other Asian dishes.

Plants grow to around 50cm tall and can be prolific if given adequate warmth in cool climates.

Sow Start on a heat mat or indoors in August, plant out after risk of frost and soils warmed (early to mid-November) (cool climate).

Can start earlier if planting in a hot house. Lay black plastic on ground and plant into an X cut-out if planting outside. They need max warmth in Tasmania.

Cool Climate: early AUG – early OCT (on Heat mat), plant out mid NOV

Temperate:  SEP – JAN

Sub – Tropical: AUG – MAR

Tropical: ALL YEAR

Arid: AUG – JAN

  • Give eggplants a shake to aid pollination, especially in cool climates as night temps below 10 deg does not aide self pollination

Spacing 60cm.

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Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to the tomato, chili pepper, and potato.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 30 C (around 10 to 20 days to germination, longer at lower temps)

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