I chose to grow Japanese white egg eggplant (Solanum melongena) this year because, I wanted to to see if I could get the kids to eat it! They basically look like chicken eggs growing on a plant, they even hang by one end like a mini egg tree. They are great to cook with and have a mild, more subtle flavor then regular eggplant. These are great in stir fry’s and baba ganoush.
Japanese white egg eggplant is a white, egg shaped eggplant with tender skin that is practically seedless. Not to be confused with regular Japanese white eggplant which is much like the common purple eggplant in size and shape. These eggplants are about the size of an extra large chicken egg. Plants are annuals unless in zones 9-12, then they can be perennial.