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Italian Eggplants


A delicious eggplant. Great for stuffing and baba ganoush.


Classic variety. Glossy, dark-purple, almost black. Classic bell shape with attractive ribbing. Great for stuffing and baba ganoush.


Black Bell type. Very glossy, uniform, black fruits are 6-7” long by 3-4” in diameter.


Traditional Black Italian eggplant - It is uniform 7-8 long and 3-4" diameter. It is probably our favorite of the traditional Italian because our Italian customers can't resist Nadia. It is dark purple , flossy, and blemish free.


Traviata has the classical bell shape of the traditional Italian eggplant type. It has glossy black fruit and reall good flavor.

Asian Eggplants


Slender pink fruit with green calyx. Avg. 9" x 7/8" fruits. Tender flesh. Strong plant with a nice continuous yield.

Orient Charm

8-10" long by 1 1/2-2 1/2" diameter fruits of the Orient Express shape, but with attractive shades of fluorescent pink, pastel pink, and white.

Orient Express

Outstanding early productivity. Attractive, slender, 8-10", glossy black fruits in the long Oriental style. Tender, delicately flavored, and quick cooking.

Specialty Eggplants


Round, 4” fruit are a lovely, deep mauve color; purple calyx.


Similar looking to Calliope because it is glossy, purple and white variegated. Nubia is an Italian-type with a green Calyx.


This seems to steal the hearts of our chef customers. It is a large, round lavender - purple fruit that is as beautiful as it is tasty. Great in eggplant parmesan, creamy and non-bitter.


Simply delicious with a mild creamy taste. It is round, plump and streaked with white and violet and sometimes it is ribbed.


A rosa-Bianca type. Also cale Romanesca. Big Very round whit/pink in color. It is sensational: creamy, no-bitter flesh with few seeds. This type (Rosa Bianca) are our abosolute favorite for eggplant parmesan. Just delicious.

Mini Specialty Eggplants


Calliope has become a customer favorite. It is beautiful, small, oval, white and purple variegated Asian-style eggplant.


We love this little eggplant and believe that if our customers tried it they would love it too. It is a gorgeous mini purple and white stripes with a wonderful flavor, NO bitterness and very few seeds. Quick cooking tender and sweet - great to grill.


Mini-white: Gretel is a solid white specialty mini eggplant that is a perfect companion to both Hansel and Fairytale. It is tender and bitter-free.


Mini-dark purple: Hansel is Gretel’s companion; solid dark purple, tender, non-bitter and perfect for grilling or slicing thin on pizza.


Green and white stripes with white at the blossom end. It is a Thai specialty with firm flesh that is good for curries. If you love eggplant, you should give this Thai eggplant a try.


Glossy, 3-4 oval fruits borne in shiny clusters. These curvaceous fruits have tender skins and succulent flesh that is never bitter or seedy.


Our recommended substitute for Kermit, with a more veining pattern. The small, 2” in diameter round, green eggplants have a dark green stripe and are very popular in India, Thailand, and Vietnam cuisine.


Thai specialty eggplant with a white blossom end that drips into a striking striped green on the shoulder. This eggplant turns yellow when very ripe and is considered a delicacy when it turns yellow. It has a sweet, mild, delicate flavor.

Hepworth Farms 506 South Road Milton, NY 12547 / telephone: (845) 795-2007