Eggplant - 'Asian Delite'
- Bitter-free fruit
- Stake or cage for support
These plants produce clusters of 3 to 5 small, lavender-striped fruits that are sweet, bitter-free, and early--up to two weeks earlier than other eggplant varieties. The plants are dwarf sized, up to 2 feet in height, making them great for small-space gardens and containers.
Fruit size: 2-4 inches
Notable Features: Good for small-space gardens or large containers, Teardrop-shaped fruit
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Make sure plants get plenty of water and fertilizer. Eggplants don't want to sit soggy, so make sure the soil drains well. Stake the stems or provide a cage or trellis to help the plant support the large fruits. A good test of ripeness is to press your thumb into the skin and if the indentation stays, it is ready for harvest.