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Old July 7, 2017   #16
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Just Listada de Gandia and Little Fingers for me this year. I got what is apparently a bad pack of seeds of Black Beauty from an Ebay seller. Planted 10 with no germination.

I'm excited about my two Listada plants. Huge beautiful leaves with many developing eggies.
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Old July 11, 2017   #17
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Old July 11, 2017   #18
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My eggplants are doing very well. Only two varieties, Machaiw F1 and Ichiban. They
pretty much taste the same, delicious grilled with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.
I did try germinating ping tung long seeds earlier this year, but they did not germinate.
I will try again next year with a different source.

I like the bigger sized eggplants, but never have any luck growing them. That's why I'm always
doing the Asian ones. I may try again next year.

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Old July 11, 2017   #19
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First eggplants of the season for me! Kamo:

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Old July 11, 2017   #20
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Those are gorgeous, Gorbelly! My eggplants are just starting to open a few blossoms, after suffering with horrible flea beetle and hail damage. Black Beauty seems to be doing the best, followed by a Japanese one called Senryo Nigo and a Turkish one called Halep Karasi. Casper probably won't produce at all, and Pandora Striped looks iffy. It's not the best year for eggplants in my garden, but I'll have some eventually!
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Those are gorgeous, Gorbelly! My eggplants are just starting to open a few blossoms, after suffering with horrible flea beetle and hail damage. Black Beauty seems to be doing the best, followed by a Japanese one called Senryo Nigo and a Turkish one called Halep Karasi. Casper probably won't produce at all, and Pandora Striped looks iffy. It's not the best year for eggplants in my garden, but I'll have some eventually!
Thanks, Hudson. I just remembered that I was supposed to arrange with you to send you some Aswad seed for this season. Would you still like seed? I actually forgot to save seed from mine last year, but I still have enough from my original packet to send about 20 seeds to you while having enough for a future growout for myself.

PM me if interested.
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Old July 11, 2017   #22
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To taste these first Kamos, I roasted them with simple salt and pepper and good olive oil from Crete.



My eyes rolled back in my head. Excellent sweet, rich, lovely flavor. Just a little more satisfying tooth and chew than Mitoyo, which is a very soft and creamy eggplant. Hard to say which one is better. It really depends on what you want to use it for and what mood I'm in, I guess.
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Old July 11, 2017   #23
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Yummy! Those are looking good, Gorbelly...
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To taste these first Kamos, I roasted them with simple salt and pepper and good olive oil from Crete.



My eyes rolled back in my head. Excellent sweet, rich, lovely flavor. Just a little more satisfying tooth and chew than Mitoyo, which is a very soft and creamy eggplant. Hard to say which one is better. It really depends on what you want to use it for and what mood I'm in, I guess.
That looks awesome - nice variety. I have about half a dozen that are taking off right now. Can't wait.
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The nice thing about the Asian ones is they grow fast. I've been eating eggplant for a month now.

Nice gorbelly, looks delish.
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Looks fabulous Gorbelly! I'm so jealous as mine are nowhere near producing yet

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Nice eggplants! I'm determined to grill some and yours look very appetizing. Unfortunately I'm having spider mite and aphid problems. Louisiana Oval Green are the only large ones I'm harvesting for now.

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Old July 24, 2017   #28
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Been picking eggplants daily for a while now. Happy with productivity of all three varieties, and all taste very nice, but the Kamo is definitely the best. I think I'll stick to almost all Japanese varieties next year with maybe one or two plants for trialing new varieties.


Tonda bianca sfumata di rosa:


And again, this time with some Listada de Gandia:
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