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Eggplants are quite happy in containers, but choose plants with smaller fruit, such as ‘White Star’ or Lebanese eggplants.
Eggplant, also known as aubergine in the United Kingdom and brinjal in Asia and Africa, have large, richly coloured fruit with smooth glossy skin. Eggplant is a versatile vegie that can be used in a wide range of culinary styles and dishes, including moussaka and baba ghanoush as well as being delicious char grilled or oven roasted.
Yates® Eggplant Blacknite is a vigorous, high yielding variety with striking purple-black skin. It’s rich in vitamin C, thrives in hot weather and is a fantastic eggplant to grow at home.
Here’s your simple eggplant sowing and growing guide:
Harvest fruit when the skin is smooth. If it starts to wrinkle, the flesh will be coarse and tough.
The fruit stalks are hard and woody, so cut them with a pair of secateurs to avoid damaging the plant.