RARE ENDANGERED Rwandan Eggplant Seeds Extremely Rare Endangered Plant Species
Rwandan Eggplant (1 Seed)
Uses: Culinary Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Garden egg) Eggplants are common throughout Africa and come in many forms. This beautiful variety, collected in the hills east of Kigali, is very different from eggplants grown in Europe, North America or Asia. The small fruits about 8cm (3") long are often called "garden eggs" and they turn from green to yellow or orange as they ripen. They are decidedly bitter but in African cuisine that bitterness is actually desirable and is skilfully transformed into something absolutely delicious with the right ingredients. Here is a wonderful Nigerian recipe that illustrates how they are prepared and loved throughout Africa.The African Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum), also called "Scarlet Aubergine", " Ethiopian Aubergine" or "Gijo" is a plant of the Solanaceae family, near the eggplant but rare in cultivation. Its edible fruit can be consumed at an advanced stage of maturation. However, the maturation brings an unpleasant bitter taste, making the fruit is mostly consumed green.The fruits of the African eggplant, very consumed in West Africa, including Côte d'Ivoire, are 5 inches in diameter and weigh 70-80 grams. They can be used in dishes such meats. The Scarlet Eggplant cooked leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable. In Asia, it is used as an ornamental plant.
Easy to grow, African eggplant fruits can produce about 100 days after planting. Spring planting at a temperature of 20-25 ° C in a fine and rich substrate. Transplant the seedlings in the ground when the risk of frost is removed. Germination usually occurs between 2 and 4 weeks.
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