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Mitoyo (10 seeds) (EG201) $2.50

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Large fruits are oval to teardrop-shaped and nearly black. Flesh is very tender and sweet, it is even highly recommended for use without cooking! Fruits are also excellent baked or roasted, and are often used in pickling as well in their native Japan, were the variety was originally collected at a local market. Traditionally grown in the Mitoyo and Kanonji areas. One of the best tasting eggplants we have ever tried.
 
Mitoyo
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
RedWiggler
Location:
Philadelphia area, PA, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Most delicious eggplant ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? incredible flavor, beautiful

What are the cons? dropoff in fruit size

Review:

I will always plant these. They're so beautiful that they could easily be ornamentals, and the fruit is incredibly flavorful but never bitter, and meltingly tender and creamy. Everyone I shared these with declared them the best eggplants they'd ever tasted. One of the only drawbacks is that I felt it was a waste to use them in my favorite recipes because they were best when cooked as simply as possible to let their native flavor take front and center. They were also the earliest of the three varieties I tried this year. When planted out at a decent size, they are vigorous enough to shrug off flea beetle damage. The later-season fruit are radically smaller than the early season fruit, and I let many get way too mature expecting them to size up. However, I was surprised to find that, even when full of mature seeds, the flesh never turns bitter. In late September, I'm still picking eggplant, although at softball size (early fruit were very large--supermarket eggplant sized).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Karen T.
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
May 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very sweet and delicious, easy

What are the cons? germination rates after 1st yr

Review:

This is an amazing eggplant - delicious and sweet. The size is perfect for grilling, but we also eat it fried, in eggplant parmesan, in sandwiches, etc. Easy to grow and little maintenance needed. I did use Kaolin clay spray to keep the Japanese beetles off the plant, but that was it. The only (minor) complaint is that after the first year, the germination rate drops off quickly. Usually eggplant seeds will last a few years. Other than that, it's the perfect eggplant!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AWS
Location:
Jeanerette, LA, United States
Date:
October 21, 2015
          5.0
 
Our new favorite eggplant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Drought tolerant, delicious

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm not sure how I even got any fruit from these plants, as I've nearly completely neglected them all summer. It's been a scorcher with very little rain. Somehow, through the heat, bugs, and lack of water, these plants managed to put off a fair amount of delicious fruits. I tried a piece raw, and indeed, it was slightly sweet without a hint of bitterness. Cooked in a stir fry, the flesh was creamy and delicate. I will definitely plant these again next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Karen T
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
August 28, 2015
          5.0
 
Delicious and Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? tasty and steady production

What are the cons? none

Review:

These taste fantastic (sweet, no bitterness) and I found them very easy to grow. Like most eggplants, everything wants to eat them - Colorado Potato bugs, flea beetles, blister beetles, Japanese beetles,...I had 'em all. But somehow these plants pulled through and continue to produce. I started them very early, so the plants were pretty strong when I transplanted them. I'd recommend this (and/or a row cover before the plants start to flower) in order to have strong plants that can withstand the insects. Definitely worth it and this will be a regular in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RR
Location:
La Plata, MO, United States
Date:
July 12, 2015
          5.0
 
Glad I chose it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? steady production, good flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

I always grow Ping Tung eggplant, my favorite, as well as one other variety. This year, I picked Mitoyo as my second variety, and have been very pleased. It has the typical beautiful eggplant flowers, has produced steadily in all sorts of temps, in tons of rainy weather, and after flea beetle attacks to the leaves. I pick them about baseball size, and have enjoyed their mild, slightly sweet flavor There seems to always be 1 or 2 ready to pick, and 3-4 starting out. I'd happily grow this again and recommend it. I especially like them sliced, sauteed, and used as a sandwich filler.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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