Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

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Description

Japanese eggplants are long, slender, and oblong. This ink-colored vegetable can be straight or slightly crooked and has a dark purple or green stem depending on the variety. It has a smooth skin that is thin, shiny, and purple-black. The inner flesh which is white is spongy and nearly seedless. When cooked, Japanese eggplants have a meaty texture with a mild and sweet flavor.

Region

South and Central America

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

48-50°F (Cold Storage)

Specialty

yes

Commercial Availability (Grown for the US market)
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