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Post  greatgranny 9/6/2016, 10:10 pm

This year I tried a new Eggplant.  It is Patio Baby.  As long as I keep harvesting it keeps making more.  I usually pick them when they are about 3-4 inches long.  I don't even peel them.  I think I will plant these again.  In the past I always had to do the salt thing to take away the bitterness.  Not this variety.
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Post  Kelejan 9/7/2016, 12:00 am

You must feel very happy that you found a veggie that you want to continue with.

I must remember that name, Patio Baby.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt 9/7/2016, 7:44 am

Thanks for sharing this, greatgranny! I love hearing about what varieties people love (and why.) I was considering growing an eggplant in a container next year - this seems like a good variety to try for that. I've made a note on my shopping/wish list. Very Happy
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Post  greatgranny 9/7/2016, 9:32 am

BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Thanks for sharing this, greatgranny! I love hearing about what varieties people love (and why.) I was considering growing an eggplant in a container next year - this seems like a good variety to try for that. I've made a note on my shopping/wish list. Very Happy

I forgot to say that the plants are so heavy with fruit that they are hanging over the edge of the box.  I think for next year I had better get a tomato cage just for them. 
Now, wondering what to do with so many at the end of the season.  Maybe I will slice and dehydrate them.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt 9/7/2016, 4:24 pm

Cage helpful, check!
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Post  walshevak 9/7/2016, 4:45 pm

One year  I pickled them in a medley of carrots and zukes along with some store bought cauliflower.

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Post  countrynaturals 9/4/2017, 1:20 pm

greatgranny wrote:This year I tried a new Eggplant.  It is Patio Baby.  As long as I keep harvesting it keeps making more.  I usually pick them when they are about 3-4 inches long.  I don't even peel them.  I think I will plant these again.  In the past I always had to do the salt thing to take away the bitterness.  Not this variety.
I LOVE THIS FORUM! I love you Last week I read somewhere else that we should pick eggplants when they're young and small, so I did (1st year clueless Rolling Eyes ). I got chastised by Hubby who only knows from grocery store produce. "SQUAWK! TOO SMALL! SQUAWK!" I gave that one to our son and never got any feedback. Now I have another one about the same size -- about 4" -- so I decided to do a search over here before picking (the last article I read elsewhere didn't specify how young or how small.) Lo and behold I did it just right, so  Razz on Hubby!  thanks , GreatGranny.
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Post  countrynaturals 9/4/2017, 1:24 pm

greatgranny wrote:
BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Thanks for sharing this, greatgranny! I love hearing about what varieties people love (and why.) I was considering growing an eggplant in a container next year - this seems like a good variety to try for that. I've made a note on my shopping/wish list. Very Happy

I forgot to say that the plants are so heavy with fruit that they are hanging over the edge of the box.  I think for next year I had better get a tomato cage just for them. 
Now, wondering what to do with so many at the end of the season.  Maybe I will slice and dehydrate them.
WOW! I'm putting Patio Baby on my list for next year. The ones I'm getting this year are only 1 (maybe 2) per plant.
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Post  greatgranny 9/4/2017, 3:32 pm

This year I didn't plant that variety.  I couldn't find it in the spring.  This year I have the normal ones that get large.  Still not ready to harvest.  Will try to find them sooner next spring.
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Post  countrynaturals 9/4/2017, 5:34 pm

greatgranny wrote:This year I didn't plant that variety.  I couldn't find it in the spring.  This year I have the normal ones that get large.  Still not ready to harvest.  Will try to find them sooner next spring.
Burpee and Territorial offer them online. I have them on my list already. Granddaughter loves eggplant. Very Happy Thanks for putting me on to these. Cool
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Post  AtlantaMarie 9/5/2017, 8:49 am

I saw a recipe for eggplant bacon the other day... Marinated then dehydrated. I might have to try that....
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Post  sanderson 9/6/2017, 1:39 am

Marie, if you like it, you will have to share the recipe. Very Happy


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Post  AtlantaMarie 9/6/2017, 9:14 am

Yeah, I'll have to find it again.... I know I posted it to my fb feed. Just not sure if I sent as a message...
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