Eggplant, Udumalpet (Organic)

Solanum melongena. Purple and White Striped. 70 days.

This South Asian variety is early and tender. 3-4″ long goose-egg shaped fruit are strikingly beautiful purple with white stripes. Best picked on the small side. The skin can get thick on larger fruit but the flavor is still rich and wonderful. Unique delicious flavor when used in curries and chutneys. Best cooked before white-to-light-green stripes turn yellow, which is when the seeds are mature. Named after a village in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where it is from. Aka, Udmalbet.

SKU EGGUDUM Category Tag

Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well watered. Transplant seedlings into 4” pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant into the garden after danger of frost has past, typically late May in western Oregon.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from fruit that are past purple stage, ripened to a dull yellowish color. Place seeds in small jar, add water. Decant to clean. Dry. Isolate from other eggplant by 500 feet.

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