A gardening friend told us this is the only variety of eggplant he grows anymore. Botanical Interests describes this heirloom as “So pretty, you can grow it in the flower garden. Its thin skin, mild flavor and tender texture ensure you will enjoy every bite!”
They go on to say that the skin is so thin that peeling isn’t required. We didn’t need anymore convincing.
You can see how healthy the plant is. The seed were sown on Feb. 1st, just 5 weeks ago, and germinated in 6 days. We intend to grow this one in the greenhouse, so will have a one month jump-start on the season. We should start getting fruit somewhere around mid-July.
Eggplant is well received in this house. Here are a few recipes you might like.
Can’t wait to try our hands at some more with these!