Listada de Gandia
Striking egg-shaped heirloom from France around 1850. Fruits are 5-6″ long with white and purple stripes, a real show stopper. Excellent flavor and very thin skin, does not require peeling. This strain of eggplant has been selected to perform well.
Listada De Gandia History
Striking egg-shaped heirloom from France around 1850. Fruits are 5-6″ long with white and purple stripes, a real show stopper. Excellent flavor and very thin skin, does not require peeling. This strain of eggplant has been selected to perform well in a wide range of growing areas from California to Wisconsin to Georgia. Fruits are 5-6″ long with white and purple stripes with excellent flavor and very thin skin, does not require peeling. Harvest from very attractive plants in about 75-90 days from transplant. From renowned vegetable growing province of Valencia.
Growing Listada De Gandia Plant
Give eggplants a head start on the growing season by starting them indoors, six to nine weeks before the average last frost. Soak seeds overnight to encourage germination; sow them ¼ inch deep in a loose, fine medium, such as vermiculite. Use bottom heat to maintain a soil temperature of 80 to 90 degrees for the eight to 10 days required for sprouting. Try growing eggplants in raised beds, which heat up quickly in spring. Plants given plenty of room are healthier and more productive, so space them 2½ to 3 feet apart in all directions. Water well, pour 1 to 2 cups of compost around each plant, and firm the soil gently.
Mulch immediately after transplanting, and gently hand pull any invading weeds. Interplant an early crop, such as lettuce, between the eggplant transplants. When the first set of flowers emerge, pinch them off. Weeding around the young transplants is essential. Weeds will outcompete eggplants until warm summer temperatures come. Stay on top of weeds by regularly hand-pulling or carefully weeding with a hoe or cultivator. Once the soil is warmed up, a mulch of straw or compost can be used. Grass clippings make a good anti-weed barrier, too.
Preserving And Storing Listada De Gandia Eggplant
The eggplants preserved in oil are a classic eggplant preserve to make at home, very easy to prepare.
Listada De Gandia Eggplant Recipes
Eggplant is one versatile ingredient you can use in many delicious and satisfying ways. Roasted. Fried. Stuffed. In hearty dinners like eggplant rollatini, eggplant parmesan or moussaka. You can even make eggplant fries.
Eggplant provides a good amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals in few calories. Some animal studies have found that eggplants may improve heart function and reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, though human research is needed. Eggplants are high in fiber and polyphenols, both of which may help reduce blood sugar levels. It is high in fiber but low in calories, both of which can help promote weight loss. They can also be used in place of higher-calorie ingredients. is high in fiber but low in calories, both of which can help promote weight loss. It can also be used in place of higher-calorie ingredients.
Other Eggplant Varieties Worth Checking Out
Black Beauty Eggplant Seeds are a standard eggplant for home gardeners for decades, first introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902. You can expect at least 4-6 dark purple, 1-3 pound teardrop shaped fruits per plant, some growers claim up to 15 fruits per plant under ideal conditions.
Casper Eggplant is a reliable producer for the northern grower. Heavy yields of 5-6″ long and slender fruits. Snowy white flesh has a succulent mushroom flavor. Well suited for all of your cooking needs. Can be grown in pots if space is limited. The best open-pollinated white eggplant we know of. As with all eggplants, pick when the skin is still shiny.