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'Udumalapet' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Midseason
 
Description: From India. Plants bear egg-shaped, light-green, purple-streaked fruit. Also known as 'Udmalbet'.
Days To Maturity: 80-90
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014

 
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Reviewed on 03/12/2009 by GardenerHI - An experienced gardener

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I love this, and have grown it for several years. The plants are small, compact, and beautiful with purple flowers and lots of small striped fruits. Don't let the fruit get yellow! (Although if you do, you can still roast them and make baba ganouj.) They do well, even in rocky or poor soil. I don't do any spraying, and although they may get spider mites it doesn't slow them down. Two plants make more than I can eat! The fruits are so cute, though, that they're easy to give away.
 

Reviewed on 03/10/2009 by GardenerHI - An experienced gardener

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Beautiful striped violet/green fruits the size of a large hen's egg, but a bit more rounded in shape. A small plant, good for growing in containers or hydroponically. Pretty enough for the front yard. Very productive! Nice flavor- never bitter, not even when going to seed. Mature fruit are pretty seedy, but this can be solved by picking them when they are still small (about the size of a small hen's egg...at this size they are great for shiskebabs and pickling.) Extremely easy to grow- practically bulletproof in terms of disease resistance and stress tolerance.
 




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