IG: Ever seen golden yellow eggplants like these? I had not, and since this was a volunteer plant (a seed that planted itself from somewhere and just grew up) I was confused. I knew these were definitely eggplants as could be identified from the leaves, stems, etc. but were waiting on them to turn purple, or at least darker?! Well folks, after some deeper research (though not easy to find) it turns out that they’re probably a rarer variety of yellow heirloom eggplant, and they aren’t going to turn purple?. A lesson: stop trying to make things be exactly how you THINK they should be. How magical is that?‘i

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  1. I just took over the gardening club at my school and have spent the last hour trying to figure out what was growing in my garden beds. It is exactly this. Have you tried to eat them?

    1. Laura Franklin, CNP

      Hi Kathleen,
      That’s so cool! Yes, I cooked a bunch of meals with them and they were delicious.
      Basically the same as a purple eggplant in taste and texture. Excellent in curries.
      Definitely worth trying.
      Thanks for connecting and good luck with the gardening club! 🙂

      Laura

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