Egg Plants

Story: Egg Plants
Episode: Episode 6
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 13th March 2022

  • The eggplant first originated from China.
  • The Indians embraced the eggplant and traded it across the globe into America, Europe and Spain in the 1500s.
  • Not until the 1850s did it become stable in Europe and America.
  • The eggplant was then widespread through Asia.
  • Eggplants are not related to chickens before contrary belief.
  • The eggplant family is one of the largest and most diverse vegetable plant families.
  • The size and shape of the fruit vary, but all eggplants were originally topicals.

  • Growing Eggplants:
    • Pots that work to get the best results are from semi-mature plants from swan valley nursery, ideal for pots or growing in the ground.

  • Friendly tip:
    • To improve the soil, add organics, composts and manure.