Video:How to Pick Eggplantwith Ben Kurtzman
Pick eggplants when they are slightly immature, since they taste better than fully ripened ones. Learn how to pick eggplant properly so that you can add this delicious vegetable to your meals.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Pick EggplantHi, I am Ben Kurtzman for About.com Home and Garden, and today I am going to show you how to pick eggplant. It is late August and here at Riverland Farm in Sunderland, Massachusetts, the eggplants are ready to be picked.
Find a Ripe EggplantEggplants that are slightly immature actually taste better than fully ripened ones. The bulb should be firm and shiny, before the color begins to dull.
Pick the EggplantNow you will want to be careful, because there are thorns around the crown of the eggplant, so you should cut it, rather than pull it off the vine. Take a hold of the eggplant, and then with your free hand, use a pair of scissors to remove it from the vine. Now you should be all set.
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