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Harvesting - Eggplant





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest 75 to 90 days after transplanting
Average Yield If pinched to encourage large fruits, each plant will yield 3 to 6 large fruits.
Recommended planting for a family of five 20 plants
Recommended Uses boil, steam, stir-fry/saute, braise/stew, bake, deep fry, grill/broil, microwave


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Harvest plants after they develop color, but before they lose their shine. Seeds on over-ripe fruit turn brown.

Check for maturity by pushing on one side of the fruit with the ball of the thumb. If the fruit does not spring back when released, it is mature.

Cut the stem with pruning shears and leave some stem on the fruit.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Fresh eating.

 





Eggplant

Tips

Transplants should be dark green, stocky, 6 to 8 in. tall and have 7 to 9 leaves. Do not buy plants with fruit on them.

 

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