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'Kamo' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early heirloom from Kamo area of Japan. Plants bear half-pound, 4-inch, purple- to black-skinned, round fruit with flat bottoms and purple calyx.
Days To Maturity: 60
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Yield: (4.5 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.5 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 10/02/2011 by Ferdzy - An intermediate gardener

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

Grew this for the first time this year, but it did very well, and kept pace with Ping-Tung (our favourite) for earliness and yield. Beautiful round matte dark purple to black fruits with almost a wood-grain effect to them. The plants can be a little spiny, as noted - especially take care when cutting them, as there are spines pointing upward on the calyx. As far as flavour goes, these are so sweet, mild and tender they almost verge on the bland, so be careful not to overwhelm them with too strong flavours. Much liked. We will grow this again.
 

Reviewed on 01/30/2010 by loki - An experienced gardener

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Cache, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

One of the best, and no wonder it's a heritage variety in Japan (from the ancient Kyoto region). It has a creamy texture when cooked that it truly unique. The only negative are the somewhat spiny plants - but since it's a home variety for me it's not a problem.
 

Reviewed on 09/17/2008 by Crocodile - An intermediate gardener

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Scott, Kansas, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I couldn't taste any bitterness in this fruit at all, so I never salted it to sweat it, or anything. I didn't even know I liked eggplants until I tasted this little beauty. The small eggplants are perfect for single servings, too. Even the plants themselves are really pretty. I only grew five Kamo plants this season. I'll be growing twenty next year.
 

Reviewed on 03/06/2007 by leia - An experienced gardener

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Monroe, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Great eggplant with good yields. Produced baseball sized purple eggplants with flat bottoms that were good for eating in curries, grilled, and for eggplant parmesan.
 




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