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Old 06-30-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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Harvesting Japanese Eggplant

I picked some of the fruits from the plant over the weekend. I'm not sure when I should pick them though. The ones I removed were about 7-9 inches long and about 1 1/2" diameter. Very tasty too.

Do they grow long and then wide?

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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I don't think the Japanese get very wide. Sounds like you picked them just right, any bigger they get bitter.
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Here you go....
Burpee has TONS of varieties, but these say they get up to only 2" around.

Eggplant Millionaire Hybrid - Eggplant - Vegetables - Burpee
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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Cool thanks.

Yeah, I just didn't want to keep cutting them short.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:21 PM   #5
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When the Japanese Eggplants grow up to 2", it will turn into a bitter taste...

So, it is wise to pick up the eggplants when its around 1.5" and this is the best tasty moment for Japanese Eggplants :)
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:40 PM   #6
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What do japanese aubergines look like? I love aubergines and could eat them everyday!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:25 AM   #7
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What do japanese aubergines look like? I love aubergines and could eat them everyday!!!
Here is a photo of my Ichiban eggplants, sliced in half, oiled, seasoned, and ready to be grilled.

(pacanis, this picture is for you, too!)



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Old 09-15-2008, 09:30 AM   #8
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LOL. My two plants are still producing. I'm definately planting more next year.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:32 AM   #9
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I KNOW, Jeeks! Mine are still getting new flowers on them!

If I lived in a warmer climate, these babies would be churning out eggplants all year long!

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Old 09-15-2008, 09:38 AM   #10
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I'd like to get some white ones going next year too. It seems whenever we ran out of something in the house for a side dish, the eggplants were ready. LOL
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