How to Tell When Japanese Eggplant Is Ripe
If you're growing Japanese eggplant for the first time, you might not know how to tell when it's ripe. Japanese eggplants are long and thin, rather than the large, pear-shape of traditional eggplants. Some Japanese varieties even have a spiral shape. Looking for several signs of ripeness will make it easier for you to know when to pick your Japanese eggplants.