What are the pros? Continual yield, thin skin
What are the cons? Terrible germination
I really like this eggplant for a pickling variety and its skin that softens well with cooking. I have not had any bitter eggplant with this variety. However, I had a terrible start with germination with variety. I barely managed to get 5-6 plants from a packet after multiple weeks of waiting for germination. The plants were also horrifically slow growing relative to the other varieties (Bangladeshi Long, Aswad, and Black Beauty) that I grew this year. I started all four at the same time with 85-95% germination in the others. I don't know if it was the variety, a bad packet, or what, but this was the main struggle for this variety. That said, once they were large enough to set out (2-3 inches tall, multiple true leaves), they took off with growth. They have reached about 3-4' in height and have produced a slow, but continuous harvest since. Not a bad variety, but patience is definitely required, and accepting lower than average germination.
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