Saturday, August 30, 2008

Turkish orange eggplant

This is a Turkish orange eggplant. I was given the seed by a friend and it grew into this lovely thing. The eggplants are so pretty that I am not quite sure how I will eat them. They are only a little bigger than a golfball.
Aren't they gorgeous, Mary-Sue? Thank you. (I had to post some pictures so that I would be sure that you would get to see them)


this is my patch said...

Will they taste like a tomato? I haven't ever come across these. They really have got great shiny skins. x

Heather said...

Do you know Louise, I still haven't tasted them. I keep trying to decide what to make with them and then I forget about them. I don't want to make ratatouille (my usual way to use eggplant) because I want to be able to taste them separately to see how they taste.

Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is Erika and I was googling "flea beetle and came across your blog. I guess, by these photos that , in the end, you solved the problem with them? how? if you don't mind telling.
Thanks, and great blog, BTW!


Heather said...

Hi Erika - well, the flea beetle problem did get solved but I'm not sure if it was because of anything I did or if they just decided it was time to move on, that was my first experience with flea beetle. I used the onion spray which I think helped a bit but I also starting watering a bit more. I don't like to use much water and so my garden is always a bit on the dry side, I have a feeling that that may have contributed to the flea beetle problem. I think maybe they liked the dry environment??

Sorry I can't be more helpful. ;-)