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Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant
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  • Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant

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Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant (25-35 seeds) (EG143) $2.50
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Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant

         
 
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90 days. A lovely little eggplant that is the size and shape of a ping-pong ball. Fruits are a pale lavender with deep purple stripes. A great little eggplant for using in stir-fries and Asian dishes. This variety was brought to the US by Hmong students from the Southeast Asian country of Laos.

 
Lao Purple Stripe Eggplant
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
wanderingfarmer
Location:
New Orleans, LA
Date:
February 5, 2015
          3.0
 
Crunchy
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting. best eaten raw

What are the cons? big plants few fruit

Review:

I have grown these two years now. I like them, but they are not your traditional eggplant. I first bought them for my mom. I hoped they would be like some pingpong ball sized, supper-hardy and wildly productive eggplants which she bought by accident, mislabeled, in a nursery once. These were not the same at all. The plants are large, strong and attractive and the fruit appear slowly. These are not for the Minasota garden. The fruit also remain unusually hard at any maturity and it is apparently impossible to cook soft. In ratatouille these came out oddly spongy. I was disappointed until I ordered a curry in a Thai restaurant which appeared with several eggplants, exactly like these, served quartered and raw ontop. I would not have thought to eat a raw eggplant, but if these don't get over mature they have a texture like a dry apple and a pleasing, lightly bitter, flavor that compliments spicy food well. Grow these if your season is long and you want crunchy eggplant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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