How to grow Lebanese Eggplants

Growing Lebanese Eggplants

I have been experimenting with growing different types of eggplants.

I tend to prefer growing and eating the Lebanese eggplants, as these don’t need salting. Salting is necessary to remove bitterness from the eggplant. However, Lebanese eggplants don’t seem to suffer from the bitterness problem that you can get with some of the larger eggplants.

For those who don’t know, the Lebanese eggplants are the long, thin eggplants that are generally a deep purple colour.

How to grow Lebanese Eggplants

Lebanese eggplant

Growing Lebanese Eggplants is really easy, providing you give them plenty of sunshine and water and the occasional feed.

They aren’t very fussy about soil and can even cope with the occasional drying out once they are established!

All you need to do is plant the seeds or seedlings in prepared soil, add water and fertiliser and watch them grow.

I find it is best to stake them just to keep the fruit from falling on the ground as the plants will fruit heavily and can become weighed down.

You can grow several different coloured eggplants including the purple and white striped Lebanese eggplant. There are even Lebanese eggplants coloured white and orange.

This year I have tried both the white and orange plants. Sadly the orange plants didn’t germinate, but the white one is doing really well!

This morning I was out watering the vegetable garden and noticed that my white Lebanese eggplant has been madly producing fruit (see photo).

How to grow Lebanese Eggplants

I’ve also had several fruits on the traditional purple Lebanese eggplant. I guess I know what’s on the menu this week!

With the current hot weather, I think they will go beautifully brushed with olive oil and grilled as part of an antipasto plate.

Happy gardening

Rohanne, your Personal Garden Expert

 

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