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