Remember I complained about our lying eggplants, and then they cracked under pressure and decided to tell the truth? Here is the evidence. Turkish ORANGE eggplants. One is truthful and the other is almost there.
PS They are still lying. They are supposed to be sweet-fleshed but they were very bitter.
Do you remember my lying eggplants? I was especially angry with the turkish orange. Well , two of them have finally decided to tell a bit more of the truth. They are supposed to be orangey-red and round like a tomato. Instead they are green-striped and round like a tomato. Hopefully they will turn orange soon?
We ate a dozen of our eggplants for dinner tonight. The lying ones and the Malaysians. They were yummy. We still have plenty more on our Malaysian eggplant plants.
But I am getting worried because the plants are looking a bit droopy. Maybe they have too many fruits on them. Mummy says if a plant or person has too many babies, they will be worn out. I am not so sure, so I will check with Godma and my Pediatrician when I see them next.
I posted about zucchini already. But look what I saw today, hiding under its bush of leaves? Hooray!!!
PS I am a bit worried because the rondo de nice zucchini is supposed to be ROUND not cucumber-like. Mummy will complain it is a lying plant (like the eggplants) and start carrying her scissors around.
Our rosa bianca eggplants have been bearing many, many fruit. According to the Burpee website, they are supposed to be rosy-lavender with white shading. Cough cough. Do you call this rosy-lavender with white shading?
Then we have the turkish orange eggplant, also from Burpee. According to the website, the fruit is supposed to be round (3″) and red-orange. The photo on the Burpee website shows eggplants that look like stripey tomatoes! Unless “orange” in Turkey means “purple”, or all Turkish people are colour-blind, I think our turkish orange eggplants are turkish purple!
I kept telling Mummy they would turn orange (in case she chopped the lying plant down), but I am giving up hope. You look for yourself below:
Oh, we do have one truthful eggplant in the garden. Our faithful Malaysian eggplant, which Mummy’s secretary said would give purplish long fruit, really does produce purplish long fruit. Here it is.