Eggplant

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7

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Nickname:
Jayne
Location:
Kerrville, TX, United States
Date:
June 28, 2016
          5.0
 
Tasty and very productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, first to produce

What are the cons? none

Review:

This eggplant has grown well for me in the challenging Texas climate. It grew and produced through floods, heat, and wind. It even survived summer hail. The plant is the same size as "Swallow" , my usual eggplant. The fruit is pudgier, but about the same length. The taste is similar, not bitter, and perfect to grill or saute. The Astrakom seems to hold longer after picking. I do find it more difficult to peel the Astrakom, but I usually leave the skin on, so that's not really an issue. The Astrakom outproduces the Swallow by quite a bit. I will grow this eggplant from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dirtworshipper
Location:
Sharon, WI, United States
Date:
August 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Rattatouille
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Novice-proof.

What are the cons? Unaware of thorns, lol.

Review:

Yep, I was unaware eggplants have thorns on their caps. Now I know. These are tasty in ratatouille, which I had to try after watching the movie of the same name. I've never grown eggplant before, and these were pretty effortless. This year, my husband built me a heated sand bed for sprouting seeds in my little greenhouse to get a jumpstart on plants for the garden, and it worked out well. We had strong, healthy, heirloom plants to put in at planting time. Astrakom grew quietly in front of the tomatoes, having enjoyed the same dose of Epsom salts and non-fat dry milk in the planting holes, and I was elated to find purple blossoms and then purple eggplants on the plants like clockwork. We don't have a well, so if we water, it's sparing, because it's very expensive. Astrakom didn't care, and produced beautifully with just what fell from the sky. It's a repeat for next year, as is ratatouille.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MFurr
Location:
Milton, GA, United States
Date:
July 20, 2015
          5.0
 
East and Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, Great Taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

These have done really well for me for 2 years. I direct sow them into raised garden boxes. Many blooms per plant and taste is delicious! I am a beginner gardener, but these I can't seem to mess up. Would highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
eangelina64
Location:
Pensacola, FL, United States
Date:
June 10, 2015
          5.0
 
Easy peasy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? good soil, water, sun.

What are the cons? none.

Review:

I planted about 10 of these seeds...and have 8 plants! 5 currently producing and 2 others with blooms...I grow in containers and these are great...my only problem is, as a first time eggplant grower, I'm not sure when to pick them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Clive
Location:
Monroe, MI
Date:
August 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Great in an Earth Box
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, compact

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grew two plants in an Earth Box with excellent results. The plants grow vigorously but stay quite small. The fruit they produce are beautiful and delicious: perfect size for grilling. I'll be growing these again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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