- An Italian heirloom eggplant that does well in northern climates and produces a fruit with a firm and mild flesh.
80 days. The Long Purple variety of eggplant grows to be up to eight to ten inches long . The Long Purple reaches maturity in eighty days and is suitable for grow zones five to twelve. This variety does best in moist soil and full sun. This classic favorite produces club shaped fruit that are 10 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Approx. 8,000 seeds/oz.