It's shaping up to be a good year for eggplants. We took the first Mitoyo, a Japanese type. I never seem to learn about the sharp thorns on its calyx. Ouch!
And the first Italian-type Nadia and Midnight Queen. Midnight Queen is a new variety for us, which is supposed to be quite early, but for us at least it's no earlier than the familiar Nadia. I can't yet tell you if there's a difference in taste, as we had so many accumulated eggplants we roasted them all on the charcoal grill to make baba ghanoush.
|Nadia (left) and Midnight Queen|
|Cour di Bui|
And almost daily pickings of raspberries and blueberries.
Lastly, here's the garlic we pulled several weeks ago, now cleaned up and ready for use. That's a good thing, as last year's garlic is on its last legs. On the left is Georgian Fire, a porcelain-type, and on the right is Russian Red, a rocambole-type. I don't actually know what the "types" mean. Georgian Fire does live up to its name, as it is wonderfully spicy. Russian Red is a new one to us, and looks to have performed better than Georgian Fire.
|Georgian Fire (left) and Russian Red garlic|