Comet Purple Hybrid Eggplant Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #52624-PK-P1


Delectable even if picked young

70 days from setting out transplants.

Purple Comet is the eggplant you've been dreaming of. This Asian variety has far fewer seeds than the traditional teardrop-shaped types. Its brilliant neon-violet skin is quite thin and tender. The flesh is pure white, succulent, and absolutely delicious. Even the extra-large foliage and bright purple blooms are attractive. You can pick Purple Comet young, if you need to, without sacrificing one jot of flavor.

Fewer seeds means less bitterness, and Purple Comet is entirely bitter-free. No soaking, no salting, no puckering at the flavor. These long, slender fruits are packed with white flesh, sweet and meaty. About 10 inches long and 2 inches wide at full maturity, these eggplants are substantial, and the thinner, more delicate skin means less waste and more useable "meat".

Purple Comet can also picked young, as a gourmet baby veggie, without loss of flavor or texture. This means that you can stagger your harvest, picking just what you need without having to worry about bringing in the whole crop at once.

You will love the look of this plant, even before the handsome fruit sets. The foliage is large and tropical-looking, while the blooms are a rich shade of purple and quite large. Then when the ultra-bright eggplants begin growing longer and longer, it's just the icing on the cake.

Begin seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before planning to set out. Eggplant is a warm-weather crop, so wait until after danger of frost before transplanting seedlings into the sunny garden or patio container.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Solanum
Species melongena
Variety Comet Purple F1
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Days To Maturity 70
Fruit Color Purple
Seeds Per Pack 25
Additional Characteristics Edible
Bloom Color Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 03, 2017

Sturdy and delicious

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

A fairly compact, well-branched plant with excellent-flavored medium-sized fruits. Plants had no major disease or pest issues. Most impressively, mine even showed some resistance to root-knot nematodes, with very clean roots at end of season while adjacent varieties of eggplant were badly weakened and roots were a mess.

AZZenny from AZ
March 24, 2015

Asian Egg Plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is fantastic for having chips of egg-plant. Kids love the small chip to munch on.. somewhat playful! I love to serve egg-plant chips in place of the hugh slices... it's an easy vegetable to prepare and cooks quickly ... tastes great.

Marilyn from IL

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