How Long Do Eggplant Plants Live?

Eggplant is one of the many vegetable plants you can grow in large containers or the garden. It would be best to have enough space and the right growing conditions for this vegetable to thrive.

How Long Do Eggplant Plants Live?

Harvest your eggplants from 65 to 80 days after transplanting and 100 to 120 days after starting from seed.  But don’t forget all this depends on the variety.

Planting Eggplant From Seed

If you plan to grow eggplants from seed, you will need to start them indoors at least 8 to 10 weeks before your region’s average last frost date.

Growing Eggplant Plants As Transplants

The daytime temperatures should be at least 70 to 85 degrees F.  Any light frost can severely damage the transplants, so be sure that the frost days are over.

 Millionaire Purple.  This variety is long and skinny, bearing slender 8-inch fruits with light to dark purple skin.   Black Beauty.  This is the commonly known variety that has been grown for over a century.  Gretel.  This variety is a 2005 all American winner that produces white fruits. 

Common Cultivars To Select

 Millionaire, Easter egg – They mature in 50 to 55 days  Tango, Calliope, Dusky, and Epic – These take 60 to 64 days to mature.  Black bell, Casper, black magic, Ichiban, Fairy tale, Nadia, Little fingers, Slim Jim, Orient Charm, and Snowy – Take 65 to 72 days to mature.  Black beauty, Classic, Burpee Hybrid, Santana, Ghostbuster, and Rosa Bianca – These take 73 to 80 days to mature.

Different Cultivars And Their Maturity Time

Growing Conditions For Eggplant Plants

 Soil.  Sunlight.   Water.    Fertilizer.

Eggplants fruits taste the best when harvested before they reach full maturity.  When they are ready for harvest, the skin will have a glossy look, the flesh will be cream coloured, and the seeds will not be fully developed or very small.

Harvesting Your Eggplant

Growing eggplants is worth the time and effort you put in towards good produce.  Although time-consuming, it is well worth the effort, and no gardener can try it.


How Long Do Eggplant Plants Live?