Hattie’s Eggplant

Below is a list of the eggplant you can expect to find for this season. Eggplants will be available this year beginning around the 1st of May. The entire month of May up until early June is a good time to get your solanaceous plants in the ground.

Fun Fact: Eggplants are actually a fruit (and not a vegetable), just like tomatoes, potatoes, and chili peppers.

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Asian Eggplant

Asian eggplants are thin and long and do not need to be peeled. They are terrific for all kinds of dishes, especially middle eastern and Asian dishes and can be sliced in rounds for pizza or sliced long-wise and grilled for a few minutes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (oh that is good!).

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Italian Eggplant

Italian eggplants are more like the fat, black eggplant you are used to seeing in the supermarket, but they will be much nicer from your own garden. Use them like you would Asian eggplants and also for the traditional things like eggplant parmigiana when you need good thick slices.