Sunday, June 14, 2009

#1 Ichiban, 1st eggplant

I have finally harvested my 1st eggplant. It was just a bloom at the end of May.
About a week ago it was this big.
And here it is just before I harvested it. I probably could have let it get bigger but it is my habit to harvest my eggplants when they are certain to still be tender.
Alreadi I have 3 more eggplants growing on this plant. My other eggplants have yet to bloom. I delayed blooming on this one and my other just a little bit by pruning them a little. I know that eggplants on an eggplant like ichiban grow straight and are more salable if they are started higher up the stem. Once they hit the ground they might started to bend. I know that by the end of summer,if these grow well, I will be tired of eggplant so I am in no rush.
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1 comment:

frazzledsugarplummum said...

That is the most wonderful eggplant I have ever seen! drool.
how did you eat it?