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'Chu-Chu' Eggplant
Sub-Category: Early
Description: Early hybrid Indian baby eggplant. Plants bear bite-sized, 1-ounce, reddish-purple fruit.
Days To Maturity: 40
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Reviewed on 08/17/2010 by AliceS - An experienced gardener

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Santa Clara, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Chu-Chu is a tall plant that looks good in the vegetable garden or mixed into an ornamental planting. Blossoms are lavender and large and the small fruits are beautiful, hanging on the plant. The fruit can be used in any recipe that calls for pieces of eggplant but they are a stand-out for recipes that call for small whole eggplants. They're great in dry "curries" or grilled on skewers. Two plants can produce enough eggplants to feed 2-4 people in season.

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