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Eggplant 'Diamond'      

Solanum melongena

  • 12 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 10 stashed

'Diamond' is a Eggplant variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum melongena. Diamond is a (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Bright lavender and   Cerise pink. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Palatinate purple and   Army green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark sea green colour.

An early & good producer with fruit that hang in clusters making harvesting easier. Non-bitter variety with fruit 2" to 3" by 6" to 8".

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Diamond is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Ukraine is believed to be where Diamond originates from.

Diamond Eggplant is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Diamond have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Diamond

  • Full Sun

  • Very High

Diamond likes a position of full sun and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Diamond is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Diamond are Zone 4 and Zone 14.

Growing Diamond from seed

Start indoors eight weeks before last frost date.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) between Eggplant plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Diamond about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Diamond

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Diamond is a tender plant.

Harvesting Diamond