65 days to maturity after transplant. Solanum melongena ’Purple Shine’. Purple Shine Eggplant Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, hybrid. This is a popular Chinese type eggplant variety. Fruits are firm and have shiny purple skin. The eggplants average 9-11 inches in length and 1.5-2 inches in diameter. Plants are productive with high yields. This early producer is suggested for greenhouse, container, and open field growing. Approximately 6,250 seeds per oz.