What are the pros? Easy to grow, first to produce
What are the cons? none
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.
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