Japanese eggplants make an excellent container plant - they look good in leaf, in flower and in fruit, and they are very tasty. The yield is slightly higher than what you get with a regular eggplants - you'll get 5 or more Japanese eggplants fom each containerized plant. Seeds can be found at some Ottawa-area garden centers and at Preston Hardware in Little Italy.
Japanese eggplants are a little different from the standard garden eggplant that most gardeners are familiar with. They are long and thin, rather like a purple English cucumber. The leaves are marked by purply-black veins and large flowers show up nicely against the plant's black stems. Japanese eggplants are more flavourful than regular eggplants and are excellent grilled or in Baba Ghanoush.
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