Bride Asian Eggplant

70-75 days. A compact variety from China, the Bride has white skin with purple streaks and a green calyx. Strong, well-branching yet small plants produce two to three Eggplants per cluster. These straight and slender fruits may be harvested when they are about 8" long and 1½" in diameter. Their velvet-creamy, tender white flesh is perfect for stir-fries and grilling. To accentuate their flavor, marinate thick slices in olive oil, soy sauce and sherry for an hour before grilling. (F1.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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Eggplant has been cultivated in southeastern Asia since time immemorial. A member of the Nightshade family of the species Solanum melongena, it is also commonly known as Aubergine. Tropical, heat-loving Eggplant is best grown as transplants. To speed germination, soak seeds in warm water for one hour before sowing. Sow 8 to 10 weeks before setting out, after all threat of frost has passed and nighttime temperatures are reliably above 55°F. Use lightweight floating row covers to keep them extra warm and cozy if necessary. Eggplant is a heavy feeder and should be grown in organically rich soil. Harvest when the skin is thin and shiny, using a sharp blade. One of the most widely used vegetables in global cuisines, Eggplant is low in fat and carbohydrates. We love it in ratatouille, moussaka and vegetable roasts as well as our 3-Cheese Eggplant Parmesan, Aubergine Lemon Chicken, Eggplants Baked with Gingered Red Pepper Puree and Chico Hot Springs Resort's Vegetable Tower. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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