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In Asia, Thai eggplants is cultivated as a vegetable. Outside Asia, the Thai eggplant is still relatively unknown.
Thai eggplants are available year-round. Start indoors 6 - 9 weeks before last frost. Surface-sow and keep moist until the sprouts appear, which can take up to three weeks. Transplant into the garden when weather has settled and soil is warm. Provide rich soil and ample moisture. Give eggplants about an inch of water a week.
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Mini Thai Eggplants
In Asia, Thai eggplant is cultivated as a vegetable.
Outside Asia, the Thai eggplant is still relatively unknown.
Description and Taste
Mini Thai eggplant varieties are known for containing some of the smallest cultivated eggplant varieties in the marketplace. Though some varieties can have an elongated shape, more so the Thai type eggplant is readily distinguishable by its golf ball size and shape as well as by their unique coloring. Green light green, purple and white color variegation. Their flavor is mild and their seedy flesh is white and pink.
Mini Thai eggplant is botanically a part of Solanum melongena and a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family along with potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. Mini Thai eggplant is the given name to an abundance of eggplant cultivars of all sizes, shapes and colors.
The eggplant is high in fiber content and helps digestive function, and lowers risk of coronary heart disease. In addition, eggplant is a great source of potassium, Vitamin C, and protein.
At the most traditional and basic level, Thai eggplants are most commonly used in curries because when cooked they become soft and soak up the sauce with ease. Regardless of size and tradition, Thai eggplant can be as versatile as larger eggplant varieties. To store keep Thai eggplants in a cool dry place and use within two to three days.
Seasons and Availability
Thai eggplants are available year-round. Start indoors 7 - 9 weeks before last frost. Surface-sow and keep moist until the sprouts appear, which can take up three weeks. Transplant into the garden when weather has settled and soil is warm. Provide rich soil and ample moisture. Give eggplants about an inch of water a week.
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