While poking around in the eggplant bed looking for ripe purple eggplants, a colorful anomaly caught my eye:
Turns out, it was actually a rogue fruit of the Snowy White variety. We had a little Snowy White plant growing in the corner of our purple eggplant bed. I did a bit of internet sleuthing and found out that when white eggplants become overripe, they turn an interesting shade of yellow, harden, and become horribly bitter.
We learned our lesson. Have to watch the snowy whites a bit more carefully! Though this did add some interesting flair to the monochromatic eggplant bed.
And while looking through my phone to find the eggplant photo I realized I have taken a few tantalizing photos of the past few weeks’ Faculty Club harvests. I am always tempted to snap a shot after I have assembled the veggies on the picnic table to be bagged and whisked away. I suppose its just the healthier counterpart to eye-candy. Eye-veggies?
Even mutant tomatoes have a special place in our harvest!