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'Lavender Touch' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early hybrid. Light-purple with light-lavender blush, elongated, 8-inch by 3-inch fruit with mild, sweet flavor.
Days To Maturity: 63-66
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Overall: (3.8 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.8 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 01/05/2013 by Sterling Bascom - An experienced gardener

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Utah, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

2nd year with this variety. Very fruitful. We had the hottest summer this year. I planted in alternating double rows and used drip irrigation on gravelly loam soil along with furrow irrigation. Non-bitter. beautiful color (needs a little sunlight to give the Lavender touch)
 

Reviewed on 03/13/2009 by keshreve - An experienced gardener

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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Best eggplant I've tried for short-season Wyoming, phenomenal fruit production, size somewhat between long thin Asian types and big beefy Italian types, good size, very mild, no bitterness, no need to peel. However, it is pretty spiny, so wear gloves when you go out to pick it! I harvested well over 100 full-size eggplants from 4 plants last year, it would have produced more but for an early frost, was loaded with baby eggplants when frost hit (which were delicious in stir-fries). Beautiful plants and fruit!
 
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Reviewed on 08/14/2008 by smurfette0424 -

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Montgomery, Maryland, United States
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Although my plant seems healthy, it's only grown to be a foot tall and has yet to set any fruit! My other eggplant varieties are doing just fine. I will not try this again next year.
 
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Reviewed on 10/08/2004 by Debby J - An experienced gardener

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Washington, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A very attractive and productive eggplant. More slender than a traditional dark eggplant, so may not be the first choice if you want large slices. Mild taste, does not need salting. I think this was one of the eggplants with fierce spines on the calyx.
 
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