Re: [permaculture-61] Eggplant, Rosa Bianca: Harvest Question

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:05 PM
Looks like a ripe rosa bianca to me.  If it's not soft enough, you can always pick it and let it soften a bit.  Better than letting it rot on the vine.

- Rob

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Steve Schwartz <[address removed]> wrote:
Have you tried coffee grounds?
 
They really work well as a fertilizer.
Also Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate).
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From: Jordan
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Subject: [permaculture-61] Eggplant, Rosa Bianca: Harvest Question

I have a Rosa Bianca eggplant in a container. It is fruiting quite a bit but I don't know when to harvest it. The eggplants began as a deep shocking purple and then they turned to a creamy lavender and now they are almost all ivory. They are the size of about 2 fists. When I squeeze the flesh, it is still hard, and it does not give at all. The skin is not very shiny but today I noticed that there are some brown, crackly blemish streaks in the skin which makes me think that maybe they are already too mature. This photo was taken on August 1st: (http://jordanrogoff.tumblr.com/post/8437803903/the-pride-and-joy-of-my-garden-i-started-dozens) but now they are much more of an ivory color. Do I need to wait longer or did I already miss the boat?

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