(Solanum melongena) AKA Badenjan Sesame – Badenjan means eggplant in Persian, and this is a rare Afghan heirloom. Quite early producing for its fruit size, this stocky pale coloured eggplant is best eaten when still pale green, at which point the cooked flesh is creamy textured and nutty flavoured. Drought resistant. Approx. 20 seeds per packet.