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'Listada de Gandia' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Midseason
 
Description: Mid-season Italian variety. Plants bear 6- to 8-inch, thin-skinned, purple and white-striped fruit.
Days To Maturity: 80-90
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014
Underwood Gardens - updated in 2011

 
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Overall: (4.2 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.4 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.4 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.2 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 09/18/2012 by Ferdzy - An intermediate gardener

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Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Listada de Gandia is not from Italy. It is Spanish, from the city of Gandia. However, it seems reasonably at home in Ontario, at least in the very hot summer of 2012. We kept it on drip irrigation, which I am sure helped very much, and got a good crop of beautiful medium sized striped eggplants. I found the size very convenient for the 2 of us. It started reasonably early and is still continuing to produce eggplants, although slowing down very much now that it is getting cool. (Down to 8 degrees C at night.) Definitely worth growing and will be on our list for next year.
 

Reviewed on 08/18/2010 by ncseedsaver - An experienced gardener

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Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

Italian heirloom, production very high, eggplants are a beautiful color of purple and white with white flesh, taste wonderful, easy to grow in areas with plenty of sun.
 

Reviewed on 05/05/2008 by Jeanie - An intermediate gardener

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Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Pretty fruit, but not many of them. Good eating, thin skins and "normal" eggplant taste. Watch out for those thorns though! Nasty ones on the cap of the fruit..ouch.
 

Reviewed on 02/15/2006 by Homegrown Heritage - An experienced gardener

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Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

While this heirloom is easily one of the prettiest eggplants with a mild flavor and thin skin, its fruits are small and few in number. In addition, their narrow elongated oval shape does not lend itself to baking whole. A poor market variety, but a fun one to grow anyway.
 

Reviewed on 01/25/2006 by NeOkgrower - An experienced gardener

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Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Beautiful Italian heirloom. Tough plants, good production. Likes heat. Mild, delicious flavor.
 




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