Solanum melongen - Astrakom is possibly the best eggplant for short season climates or for those who struggle to get the larger fruited types to produce well. Deep purple, elongated teardrop-shaped fruit are smaller and a bit earlier than Diamond. Compact 2’ plants produce lots of medium-small (about 4” long) fruit, perfect for folks who like cute smaller eggplant. Originating from one of the many Soviet era breeding programs and was named after the Russian city of Astrakhan, located on the Volga River. It was introduced to North American growers by Belorussian seed saver Andrey Baranovsky.
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