70-80 days maturity after transplanting. Solanum melongena ’E-Star’. E-Star Eggplant Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, hybrid. E-Star is a Japanese round-shaped eggplant with glossy, deep purple-black color with purple calyx. Fruit are 3-4" in diameter and weigh about 350-400 grams. The flesh is white and firm yet creamy when cooked. This is a medium early maturing variety. E-Star is suitable for open fields and home growing. The plant is semi-upright, grows well in hot climates, and is a beneficial companion plant for other vegetables. Approximately 5,875 seeds per oz.