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Brazilian Red Eggplant Solanum gilo


This vibrant red vegetable is worth growing just to look at. The scarlet fruits are the size of an egg and each plant produces loads of them. Plants grow to 5' and do just fine in containers or your garden. They need rich soil, full sun, regular water, are very easy to grow.

Gilo was brought to the Americas from West Africa during the slave trade. It is still grown in West Africa, where it is sometimes called "garden egg". It's widely grown in Brazil, where it is known as jiló. The fruit ripens to orange-red, but is usually picked while it is green and sweet.

Grill it, stuff it, add it to stews, or just put it in a bowl and admire it. This is a beauty.

10 seeds

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