Seed company flags eggplant as new trendsetter

Pennsylvania-based Burpee, a well-known seed company to home gardeners, is fielding hordes of questions about eggplant. It has introduced a new ‘Meatball’ variety that is overcoming three common gripes:  seeds with a bitter aftertaste, surplus water and fast-oxidizing flesh that quickly turns brown.

Meatball’s meaty texture, overall mouthfeel and flavour are dispelling the usual complaints.  “What makes ‘Meatball’ a game-changer,” notes George Ball, Burpee’s CEO, “is the sweet, succulent, buttery taste and dense, meaty consistency.”

Meatball eggplant matures in 60 days. 

Source:  Burpee news release  



Publish date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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