Patio Baby Mini Eggplant
How do you know when to pick mini eggplant?
Harvesting: Pick when skin is glossy; dull fruit indicates over-ripeness. Both under-and over-ripe fruit tastes bitter. Pick white eggplants before skin turns yellow. Use pruning shears or a sharp knife to cut eggplants, keeping a short stub of stem attached. via
How big do dwarf eggplants grow?
'Patio Baby', a prodigiously prolific dwarf eggplant, offers up a summerlong harvest, each plant producing 25 to 50 luscious babies. Aboard the patio, early-yielding All-America Selection makes a striking impression, compact 16-20" plants clustered with egg-shaped, 2-3" purple-black fruit. via
Can you eat mini eggplant?
Baby eggplants are a delight to eat. But you can leave them too long. When fully ripe, eggplants will turn yellow, seedy, bitter and inedible. Don't waste perfectly good eggplants by leaving them on the bush too long. via
How big do mini Lebanese eggplants grow?
Eggplant Mini Lebanese is a high yielding eggplant with slender, elongated, dark fruit formed in clusters, on a vigorous plant. Mini Lebanese can be grown in large pot or garden. Best harvested when fruit size 8cm length/ 1 to 2cm diameter. via
How many eggplants do you get per plant?
The standard eggplant produces egg-shaped, glossy, purple-black fruit. 'Black Beauty' is the traditional eggplant size. One plant produces 4 to 6 large rounded fruit. via
How can you tell if eggplant is ripe?
Ripe eggplants should be firm but not hard. Flesh should be white with a slight green tint (orange eggplants ripen orange/green inside). If you are unsure of your eggplant's ripeness, cut one crosswise and check the seeds. They should be clearly visible. via
Can you eat graffiti eggplant?
The outer skin is shiny, thin, and smooth and is striped with violet with ivory white. The inner flesh is cream to pale white and has small, edible seeds. Graffiti eggplants are tender and smooth with a sweet and slightly fruity flavor when cooked. via
Why are my eggplants small?
Why are my plants so small and growing slowly? Eggplants are sensitive to the cold. Either a transplant has been planted into cold soil, or a young plant has experienced cold weather, or a transplant that became root bound before being planted may be stunted for a short while or for the full growing season. via
Why is my eggplant yellow instead of purple?
Although many eggplants are purple, not every variety produces this iconic fruit color. If you've never grown a specific variety before, yellow could simply be the color of the fruit on your plant. Light colored eggplants are prone to yellowing when they're approaching an over-ripe state. via
What are small eggplants called?
Purple and spherical, Indian eggplants—also known as baby eggplants—are known for their small, round appearance and tender texture. via
What is the difference between eggplant and Japanese eggplant?
Japanese eggplant are slightly smaller than Chinese eggplant and have the same dark purple skin as the American and Italian varieties. Also quick cooking but not as mild as Chinese eggplant, they're excellent for grilling and broiling, and they stand up to the assertive flavors of garlic, soy, and ginger. via
Why is it called eggplant?
Well, way back in the 1700s, early European versions of eggplant were smaller and yellow or white. They looked like goose or chicken eggs, which led to the name “eggplant.” via
What should you not plant next to eggplant?
When planting catnip with eggplant, be sure to avoid planting it by peas and green beans, since catnip negatively affects their growth and development. Mints like peppermint and spearmint are both good companion plant types to plant around eggplants because they reduce the numbers of flea beetles. via
Do eggplants grow back every year?
Although eggplant is a perennial, it is more commonly grown as an annual. via
Should you prune eggplants?
As eggplant is in the nightshade family, pruning eggplant plants is beneficial to fruit growth, similar to pepper plants or pruning tomato plants. Afterward, consistently prune through the growing season with a pair of hand shears. The sprouts that grow between the central stalk and leaf nodes are called suckers. via