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Old May 22, 2016   #31
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Tracy, I have petch Siam seeds if u want them
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Old May 23, 2016   #32
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I am growing Fairy Tale eggplant this year https://www.burpee.com/vegetables/eg...rod000709.html Someone here said it was a good seller at market, so we shall see. I don't really eat eggplant so I didn't want to grow the big ones, they dont sell well either. The only other eggplants I have seen sell are Rosa Bianca.

Fairy tale is really prolific when compared to the other types. I've sold it for over $5/lb and it moves fast.
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Old May 23, 2016   #33
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Fairy tale is really prolific when compared to the other types. I've sold it for over $5/lb and it moves fast.
This looks like my kind of eggplant.
I like the color and the size.
That puppy has ratatouille written all over it.
Raised on the stuff as my mothers folks came from the region it originated.

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Old May 23, 2016   #34
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I enjoy any posts about eggplant especially with pix. I plant more than a normal person needs as well as more varieties than I should. But then that goes for peppers and tomatoes . I am sure that there are many of us. RIGHT?

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Old May 23, 2016   #35
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Sorry Jon, you're the only one in this situation.


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Old May 24, 2016   #36
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Tracy, I have petch Siam seeds if u want them
Yeah,I'd live to try them.
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Old May 24, 2016   #37
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It is Ok to can eggplant but it loses it's color, and is better in casseroles when used

Use hot pack only, wash, slice or cube eggplant. Soak for about 20 minutes in I quart of water with 1 tablespoon of salt, drain. Then put in fresh water with 1 tablespoon lemon juice simmer for 5 minutes .Drain. Fill clean hot sterilized jars leaving 1 inch of headroom, add fresh boiling water but no salt put lids on Using pressure canner only , pressure process at 10 pounds , pints for 30 minutes, quarts for 40 minutes ,Remove jars . Find what adjustments you need for your altitude, the recipe is based on sea level ( below 1000 feet)
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Old May 24, 2016   #38
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Tracy, you reminded me one more tasty way to prepare eggplant.
Boil in salted water first. Drain. Put between cutting boards with something heavy on the top to reduce liquid. When cooled, puree. Add fresh garlic and mayo. Refrigerate, done. Great with mushed potatoes or on the toasted bread. Better served cold.
Yummy!
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Old May 25, 2016   #39
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Can I dehydrate eggplant to use in winter?
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Old May 25, 2016   #40
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Tracy, what a great idea. I googled it and found this:
http://www.thankyourbody.com/recipe-...ggplant-jerky/
Eggplants do change color if cut and left to stay, just like potatoes do.
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Old May 29, 2016   #41
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I never thought about preserving eggplant.
I may have to this year!
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Old May 29, 2016   #42
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Sorry Jon, you're the only one in this situation.


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That is correct. Jon is the only one in that unfortunate situation.
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Old May 29, 2016   #43
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Eggplant is really easy to dry in a dehydrator. I LOVE it for adding to soups and stews. Now I've gone and grown way too many eggplants because I love them so much!

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