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Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

Do you like eggplant? If so, then you are going to love Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant! A high-yield Asian hybrid, this herbaceous perennial produces broad, emerald-green leaves accompanied by striking, lavender flowers that are followed by slender, 8-to-10-inch, blackish-purple fruit. Ready to be snatched in 70 days, these tender and sweet berriesthat’s right, eggplant are technically considered berriesare delicious sauteed, roasted, or grilled. Otherwise known as Solanum melongena ‘Orient Express F1’ and Eggplant 'Oriental Express', this plant not only provides as much as 4 to 5 pounds of delicious, nutritional fruit per plant, but with its pale-purple blooms, also attracts hungry pollinators such as butterflies and bees. Growing upright and bushy, this easy-to-grow perennial can be grown in a garden or container, adding beauty and nutritional value to any space.

Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant Care  

To put Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant into high production, find a spot that gets at least 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Plant this hybrid after the last frost date in soil that is at least 70 degrees, loamy, acidic, moist, and well draining. A good pH range is 6.0 to 7.0. If your soil is lacking nutrients, you can add some organic compost, or if it is too alkaline, you can mix in a little peat moss. Give this vigorous perennial adequate room to grow by spacing it 18 inches from the next plant. A relatively low-maintenance bush, it does not require a lot of pruning other than removing dead, damaged, or diseased stems/foliage. However, if you are planning to enter this year’s crop in your local State’s Fair “Biggest Eggplant of the World” contest, deadhead a few of the flowers to encourage larger berries. 

Growing Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant

Reaching a maximum height and spread of 24 to 30 inches, Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant grows upright and bushy. Stake it early to provide adequate support for its bushy stem. If grown indoors, increase this perennial’s daily amount of light to at least 10 hours. 

This eggplant grows happily in a container; not only will this plant reduce your monthly grocery bills, but its verdant foliage and attractive flowers will instantly dress up a deck or patio. Simply plant Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant in a 20-inch pot, place it in a spot that gets 6 to 8 hours of direct sun, and wait for the magic to start. 

Watering Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant

Appreciating moisture in spite of it being drought tolerant, Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant requires about 1 to 2 inches of water per week. To ensure the production of finer fruit, ensure that this plant gets adequate water.

Feeding Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant 

As long as your soil is not lacking nutrients, feed Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant a balanced 1-1-1 (N-P-K) fertilizer during the growing season every 2 weeks. Switch to a fertilizer with less nitrogen and more potassium after the blooming period has started. Decreasing the nitrogen encourages blooming and discourages foliage growth, while increasing the potassium encourages disease resistance.

Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
Mature Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant Plant
Other Name(s): Orient Hybrid Asian Eggplant
Scientific Name: Eggplant 'Oriental Express'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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