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Elegant Eggplant

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Welcome friend! Isn’t it time you enjoyed some elegant and exquisite eggplants in your garden? Eggplant (Solanum melongena), also known as aubergine or guinea squash and close relative to the tomato, is a tender perennial fruiting nightshade that is self-pollinating. Like tomatoes, eggplant…  READ MORE right arrow
Eggplant goes by many names. In the U.S. and Canada their name is based on their egg-like shape, however much of Europe calls them aubergines and in Southeast Asia, they are called brinjals. Less common names are the garden egg, melongen, and guinea squash. Eggplant is a delight…  READ MORE right arrow
Freshly picked eggplants


Variety of fresh eggplants
What gardeners in the U.S. and Canada call eggplant, the rest of the world calls aubergines, brinjals, guinea squash, and the list goes on.  READ MORE right arrow
Young gardener sowing eggplant seeds
You can grow eggplants from seeds or seedlings, and in the ground or in pots. In fact, if you live in a cooler climate, eggplants are happier in dark pots, which can be 10 degrees warmer than your soil temperature.   READ MORE right arrow

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