I ate the mutant yellow eggplant


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I ate the mutant yellow eggplant

rworange | Nov 5, 2009 09:34 PM

I was buying eggplant from a farmstand that specializes in Italian varieties. There was a bright yellow eggplant and when I asked what it was the vendor didn't know. She said it was the only one and it was growing with the dark purple eggplant.

A few days later I pull the eggplant out of the fridge and it looks like the yellow eggplant had rotted. But no ... it had started to develop puple spots. It was still firm. So I cut it open,

It had bright green seeds and streaks. This thing was the exact colors of the Brazilian flag. It was really beautiful and I wish I took a picture.

A little after I started to fry it up, I was sorry I didn't do something to save the seeds.

So that is my first question. Is there something I could have done to save seeds?

As to the taste, it had a green tomato taste to it. However the skin was almost like the type of pepper that needs the skin removed.

So that is the second question. Could there have been an veggie orgie in the field and either a tomato or pepper made whoopie with that eggplant?

It is NOT a Thai yellow eggplant. It is the same size as the normal purple eggplant at supermarkets.

There are mentions here and there on the web about a single yellow eggplant growing with the purple varieties. The closed I could find was this photo, but it is paler than my eggplant ... seriously ... Brazilian flag yellow.

However, so far I haven't found anyone mentioning bright green streaks inside.

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