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Eggplant

Eggplant are arguably the most beautiful of the vegetable plants. Ever wonder how the eggplant got its name? Because the fruit of the first varieties looked like eggs. White varieties such as 'Cresent Moon' are still available, as are purple, orange and, one of our favorites, the pale green 'Louisiana Long Green' icon. We once included this whole gambit in a children's garden to illustrate plant hybridization.

One of our favorite ways of enjoying eggplant is to prepare slices about 3/4 inch thick (easy with the long slender varieties — just slice in half length-wise), brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper (Mrs. Grass is good too) and grill. Even folks who didn't think they liked eggplant have enjoyed this dish.

Eggplants are part of the nightshade family along with peppers, potatoes and tomatoes.

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Visit the Vegtables Forum at GreatLakesGardeners.com to get answers to your growing vegetables questions. To ask a new question, Register if you haven't already done so(it's free and helps protect the forum from spam), click on Start New Topic, enter your question and click on Post New Topic.

Come join us at our Vegetables forum, Herbs forum and Growing Vegetables & Herbs blog.

You may also appreciate these books on growing vegetable gardens.