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Gretel Eggplant Plant

  • - Spacing: 20 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 55
  • - Tender and non-bitter, All-America Selections winner
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Gretel Eggplant Plant
Plant Features

Gretel Eggplant Plants produce clusters of glossy white eggplants on bushy plants that are loaded with fruits. These early maturing fruits have thin skins with no bitterness, a very sweet flavor, and very few seeds. Eggplants can be harvested as early as 3-inches or as late as 10-inches without affecting their flavor. Gretel was awarded the AAS award received in 2009.

Our Gretel Eggplant  Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Eggplant Companion Plants: Bean

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 8+ hours
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Soil Properties Loose, Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the fruits reach the desired size
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Hybrid

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Top Reviews

Great purchase

I’ve never gotten so many eggplant before. They grew fairly quickly and once they started it was abundant. I will definitely be buying again!

From Aileen | July 09, 2024

Great delivery and service

We ordered a little late but the plants are doing terrific! Very hardy and well developed plants survive the shipping easily. I know where I'm getting our eggplants from next year!

From Rhonda | July 31, 2022

A garden fairy tale

Arrived safe, secure and healthy, albeit very small. Transplanted into a bed….and who could plant a Hansel with a Gretel?!? Took awhile to see a change in growth, but this little plant has taken off, and showing signs of tiny eggplants! Anticipating a fairy tale meal or many!

From Lesly | June 26, 2022


Plants arrived in perfect condition. Doing well in our container so far. Excited to see the end result!

From Karen | April 18, 2022

Delicious and productive

These plants grew beautifully and produced clusters of delicious and tender eggplants!

From anonymous | August 18, 2021

Beautiful, Healthy plants

Arrived neatly packed, planted in the ground and already started to yield. Harvested quite a few. I got few bell pepper plants from GrowJoy as well and they are thriving. Definitely will buy again.

From anonymous | July 18, 2021

better than expected

the packing was amazing and the plats were little exhausted but in excellent shape and they could be readily transferred. i had ordered online other plants from differnet vendor and they were almost dying when i got them. packing was different then so next time i need to order plants i will choose grow joy

From mital | May 09, 2019

Wish I had bought more

This baby started getting bigger as soon as I took it out of the package....had to wait 3 days until I had a chance to get it in the veggie garden and it seemed to cry out , Plant me now! In for 5 days and already a happy, growing plant. Wish I had ordered more while on sale.

From Denise | May 09, 2019

Gretel Eggplant

So far the plant is healthy and doing well. It came well packaged with little shipping damage

From gina | June 08, 2018

Very happy!

Plant packaging is always great with these folks. Plant was very healthy. After a couple days of letting it recover from shipping planted in 5 gal container and it just took off! Great growth. Looking forward to enjoying some eggplant this summer!

From anonymous | June 08, 2018

Gretel Eggplant

Can't say enough about this eggplant. Easy to grow, delicious, mild, never peel it....even the skin is delicious. Prolific bloomer.

From Jody | May 30, 2018


The Gretel Eggplant plants were healthy and arrived quickly. They are a great addition to our community garden and we look forward to buying more in the future.

From Kimberly | June 22, 2017

Gretel Eggplant

Plant arrived nicely packaged and in good shape

From Olga | June 19, 2017



From anonymous | June 16, 2017

white eggplants

I was very pleased when my Gretel Eggplants came to me carefully packed, and healthy. It took a while to get them. But was worth the wait.

From cynthia | June 03, 2017