Eggplant, Turkish Orange

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Quick facts

  • Excellent, complex flavor
  • Extremely productive
  • Uncommon

Solanum aethiopicum

80 days.  Turkish Orange eggplant is a heavy producing, heirloom, loaded with tennis ball sized fruits.  Fruits are edible from the green/cream stage, through to the deep orange stage, so you can get a long season of great eating off these!  Plants are about 2 feet tall, and can grow well in container gardens.  The fruit is sweeter than Asian eggplants, and great for stuffing.  Uncommon but growing in popularity in the United States.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-14 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 18-24" apart in full sun, plants transplant better when small, 10-12". 

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 seeds min.